Just then a Mouse came out from a crevice and began to chew on the branch.
The man looked down to what was a drop of a thousand feet and sure death, and looked to the heavens and yelled out…
“Dear God, if you are there, please help.
I will do anything you ask, but please help.”
Suddenly a voice came booming down from heaven, “You will do anything I ask?” it questioned.
The man, shocked to hear a reply to his plea, yelled back, “I will gladly do anything you ask, but please save me.”
The voice from heaven then replied, “There is one way to save you, but it will take courage and faith.”
The branch began to weaken from the Mouse, and the Tiger was still growling a few feet above the man. “Please, Lord, tell me what I must do and I will do it… Your will is my will.”
The voice from heaven then said…
“All right then, let go of the branch.”
The man looked down to a fall of a thousand feet and certain death.
He looked up at the hungry Tiger a few feet away and he looked at the Mouse still chewing on the branch.
Then he looked up at the heavens and yelled,
“Is there anyone else up there?”
How often do we hold on to the Branch of our own resources, as weak as it is, instead of trusting God and His resources.
Are we willing to let go, to trust God and put our hand in His, or hold on to our own feeble branch looking for some other way, and fail unnecessarily…
So who will we let have the Victory ?
Yes that’s right we get to choose…
A Tiger = Satan – A fall = Spiritual death – A mouse = our evil flesh nature eating away all that is good in us… or trusting God to empower us to put it to death as we choose to walk in Love = The Fruit of The Spirit… knowing He will prevent us from being dashed to pieces on the rocky ground of life.
I have chosen what about you?