By the waters of Babylon – Ps 137:1
I hope that you were able to access our “Zoom” worship last Sunday. For a first attempt, I did not think it went badly. Certainly, some adjustments need to be made if we are to try and do this through June. Our regular format for Sunday works well in the Church, but not as well over the air. If you have any suggestions for how to improve our presentation, send them to Steve or Kathy – they know what they are doing a lot better than I do!
Not too long ago, a famous aerial acrobat suffered a bad fall from his high trapeze. He barely escaped death. Later, in an interview, he said that as soon as his bones mended, he would be back up in the air again. The interviewer asked him if he considered the danger of another fall. His reply gives us a lot to think about as we consider our calling to be disciples and evangelists for Jesus. The acrobat said, “Oh, I don’t fear another fall. You see, I know exactly what happened and why. I got what I deserved because I hesitated. Once you get into a pattern and set everything in motion, success or failure depends on whether or not you keep up your rhythm. I hesitated a second too long in my leap, and so I upset the rhythm. Hesitation is the number one killer in my business.
Now, that’s a really good way to put it. We could probably all say the same thing about many of the things we try to do. Jesus said practically the same thing, time after time. In the matter of witnessing to the miracle of Jesus in our lives, we fumble, we hesitate, and we stall. Hesitation has got to be the biggest stumbling block in the business of Christian living.