Imagine hiking with a friend, the narrow treacherous paths to plunge the depths of the Grand Canyon. It would be something to write home about—a true adventure. Now imagine being at the bottom of the canyon trying out a new tool to start a campfire when all of a sudden, something goes wrong and a sudden flash of burning powder flies into your eyes and all is dark—you are totally blind. There are no options; you will have to allow your friend to lead you step by step back up the long perilous path to get medical attention. You will have to humble yourself and take your friend by the hand. You will have to swallow your pride and follow his instructions about where to place your hands and feet to take the next step. You, who have always felt capable of calling your own shots, will be totally dependent upon another, if you hope to live through this harrowing ordeal. You MUST trust your friend!
Life is much like the ascent from the canyon’s floor in total darkness. It is not just a physical ascent, but a spiritual one as well. One might imagine that our physical eyes are sufficient for the task, but obviously, you cannot be everywhere at once, and physical eyes are of no value in the realm of the “unseen.” Perhaps you have lived long enough to know that without a Friend to help, too much of life is left to chance. It is not worth the risk.
The Bible speaks of such a Friend! He is already acquainted with your plight, and longs to provide the assistance that you need to live an abundant life here on Earth, and in the eternal future. He cares so much for you that He was willing to sacrifice His life’s blood to provide everything that you need to be victorious. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)” “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31)”
Jesus Christ, God’s Son came to earth to die in order to pay the penalty for your sins. He was buried and rose again from the dead. He is alive to help you up the path that He has already travelled. With Him by your side, you can be sure that, in the end, you will arrive safely to your eternal abode. You MUST trust your Friend!