Wednesday, June 23, 2010


"the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord"
Mosiah 24: 15

This is my wife and I cliff jumping with my kids at Lake Powell. This is a different type of picture than others that I have posted.. but I think a great lesson can be learned by this photo. First of all, Jumping off a cliff is terrifying. It never looks as high until the moment you are about to jump. (Jumping with others especially with your spouse makes it a little easier). I think we are all on different levels or heights with the Lord.. but the experience is the same. Each has to submit.. fully commit and leave the secure ledge we stand on with the faith that we land safely in the water. (the water.. symbolic of the living water of Christ). Our life jacket is an outward symbol of our faith and hope that we won’t sink, but raise to the surface after we fall. Once we take that leap of faith, we are completely at His mercy and show our willingness to follow Him.

Another analogy of “jumping” can be compared to our descending from our Heavenly Home into this world. We leave His presence and enter this world (into and through water/birth). The Spirit that come down here..instead of “cliff jumping”.. they are heaven “jumpers”.. entering into a new world/realm.

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