No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39

    In a sermon, Juan Carlos Ortiz once spoke of a conversation he had with a circus trapeze artist. The performer admitted the net underneath was there to keep them from breaking their necks.

    Then he added, “The net also keeps us from falling. Imagine there is no net. We would be so nervous that we would be more likely to miss and fall. If there wasn’t a net, we would not dare to do some of the things we do. But because there is a net, we dare to make two turns, and once I made three turns — thanks to the net!”

    Ortiz made this observation following his conversation: “We have security in God. When we are sure in His arms, we dare to attempt the big things for God. We dare to be holy. We dare to be obedient. We dare, because we know the eternal arms of God will hold us if we fall.”

    God has always called men and women to take audacious risks, to attempt the impossible, and to reach for the dreams he has placed in their hearts. How can we take such risks, make such attempts, and reach for such lofty dreams? God’s Spirit is there to empower us, God’s grace is there to forgive us, God’s love is there to sustain us.



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