Wednesday 7.20

“Thus says the Lord who made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you, ‘Do not fear’” (Isaiah 44:2).

Reading this passage I recalled author Ardis Whitman’s account of attending her first circus as a child. Sitting on the front row, she was enthralled by the artists on the flying trapeze. She asked her mother in astonishment, “Aren’t they afraid?” A worker standing nearby turned and answered, “Honey, they’re not afraid. They trust one another.” When life swings us flying into the air with no net, it is then that the source of our trust is called into question. The answer is the difference between living fearfully or unafraid.

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