If you look carefully at the picture on the right, you can see what looks like windows sticking out. That is actually a deck you can walk onto and look out. Now what is unusual about this deck is that it's floor to ceiling clear. "So what's so great about that?", you ask. Well, when I say floor, I mean, the floor is clear also. Yes, underneath your feet, clear.
Yes, my brave children thought this was just the coolest thing and walked right out on this thing without a second thought! My brain could not get past the 525 feet that we were above the ground and that I could see the street below. That's about 50 stories! Even though I knew that it actually was a plexiglass floor & not air space & the plexiglass could hold 2 full grown hippo's and not break, my heart pounded and I could not get myself to put my feet on the glass! My brain would not compute the facts to what it was visually taking in. I had to step on the metal frame and hang onto the railing!
When I finally just looked straight out, and kept my eyes on the buildings in front, and just stepped out, I was then able to be standing on the glass floor and be able to give a giggle of relief that there actually was a floor there and that it did not give way when I stepped on it. Then I was able to take this great shot!
You know my Christian walk is sometimes like that. I know the facts; God is a big God, He has proven himself faithful in the past, He does not ask me to do what I am not able with His strength to handle. Yet when he asks me to step out in faith with something new and that He will uphold me, my heart pounds, I'm looking down not seeing His Hand ready to hold me, my brain tells me I will fall, I'm grabbing onto things that I know, did I mention my heart pounding. Yet when I do finally make it past the struggle and keep my eyes fixed on Him, He is there holding me up and I get to do a really great thing that I couldn't have done without stepping out in faith!
"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about
you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I
will uphold you with My righteous right hand."Isaiah 41:10 NASB
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain ofHebrews 11:1 NIV
what we do not see.