Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A Leap of Faith!
Yeah, that's right, this picture is Liz! As many of you know this past summer Liz and I went to a father-daughter camp together in northern California. Right from the start we were involved in activities that were designed for us to confront our fears and place our trust in God!
This telephone pole was 50 feet high! We had to climb to the top(as it waved in the wind), balance ourselves on a small platform, and then leap up and out to a trapeze bar that was 7 feet out and 7 feet up!
After a brief explanation and strapping on our harnesses our instructor asked for a volunteer! As my knees trembled in fear I focused on ducking behind people so I wouldn't be chosen! At the same time my daughter jumped to the front and said, "I'll go first", with a huge smile draped from ear to ear! Without hesitation I watched Liz climb to the top of that pole, hoist herself up on the small platform, squat down in an athletic posture and throw her long, lanky body up and out extending her arms as her hands clinched on the bar! I was amazed for a moment and then almost instantaneously I was scared because I knew that if my own daughter could do this then certainly I was expected to follow!
I share this story with you because it shouldn't surprise me that Liz has confronted the reality of her cancer with the same faith, hope and trust in God. She inspires me to pursue His perfect will!
My daughter's faith has deepened mine!