Many of our fears are tissue paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
There was a huge slide at the park and Jason was afraid to go on it. There were so many steps to climb to reach the top. All of his friends were climbing up the steps and yelling as they came down the long rolling slide.
“Come on,” said his friend Steve. “It’s lots of fun!”
“Isn’t it scary?” asked Jason.
“A little bit,” answered Steve, “but you get used to it.” He ran off to go again.
Jason walked to the steps of the slide, his heart pounding in his chest, remembering the teachers word at the Sunday school; “no matter where you are and what you are doing ask God to direct and protect your step, and let Him guide you forward , whispering quietly: “God I am trusting you.”and Powered by that assurance, Slowly he placed his foot on the first step and lifted himself up. Courageously he climbed the ladder. When he reached the high platform he felt as if he were standing on top of the world.
We can learn from Jason that by trusting God completely to take that first step, we can experience many exciting and wonderful things. We have all done it before, trusting God; on the slide, on a bicycle, in school. Why not again?