A group of botanists were searching for rare plants that grew in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands. They asked a local boy if he would allow them to lower him in a basket over a high cliff so that he could gather some flowers for them. They offered to pay him a large amount of money for doing it.
The boy thought seriously about it. His family could use the money. But he swallowed hard when he looked over the cliff and saw how far it was to the bottom.
Then he had an idea. He gave them this answer—“I will do it on one condition. My father has to be the one who holds the rope.”
We Christians have some scary things to face. We don’t know what the future holds, or what danger might be just around the corner.
However, we do know that we are safe because we know that our heavenly Father is holding the rope for us! He will never let us fall!
“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”—John 6:39-40.