The Great Blondin was a tightrope walker whose greatest stunt was walking on a tightrope across the raging Niagara Falls pushing a wheelbarrow. Before he began his wheelbarrow stunt, when he asked the watching crowd if they believed he could do it, they all roared ‘Yes’. After the stunt when he asked them if anyone would sit in the wheelbarrow as he pushed it along the tightrope, nobody said a word.
Faith involves both belief and trust. Belief in God who loves us so much that he has given us a savior. Trust that we when we fall from not following Christ’s example, that we can pick ourselves up in confidence and keep on going. We don’t have to worry about falling in the bottom of Niagara Falls, because we know that when we fall, we fall in God’s love. We are not called to drown. We are called to believe and to love as God loves.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus or Lord. Romans 8:38-39 NIV