Of course, the photographer believed the parachute was able to take him safely to the ground. His problem was not an un-persuaded mind. But he failed to attach the parachute to his body. He failed to appropriate the means of safety. In the same way, we must not only be persuaded that Jesus is able to save us from our sins, but we must also appropriate His grace and forgiveness, by attaching ourselves to Him.
Quotation from Craig Brian Larson & Leadership
Journal, 750 Engaging Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, &
Writers, (Baker Book House).
Brian Hedges is Senior Pastor of Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, MI.