Sunday, November 22, 2015

A timely parable of refugees and faith

I’m going to share a little parable about people of true faith: There was a small boat on a storm tossed sea. The boat could safely hold 6 people and currently held 12. Those aboard were cold, soaking wet and paralyzed with fear.  On seeing an additional person in the water, near death and struggling, 11 of those people suggested that one more person would surely imperil the rest. Their concerns were understandable and warranted.  The 12th person was a person of true faith.  Without hesitation, he reached into the icy water and pulled the swimmer to safety.  Despite the risk, he believed his God would either preserve him in this life or reward him in the next. Faith burns most brightly when all other hopes are spent. SC