LEAP OF FAITH
Dr. Arn of the Church Growth Movement was producing a film entitled Circus. One youth of the cast pointed to the high trapeze and said, “Why don’t you try it?” The other performers heard the challenge and joined the growing chorus. “Try it! Try it!” Eyeing the large safety net under the paraphernalia, Dr. Arn cautiously replied, “Well . . . why not!” Very slowly he began to climb the small rope ladder. Twenty feet . . . thirty feet . . . forty thousand . . . finally he crawled onto a minuscule platform which seemed miles above the assembled crowd. He looked down. The once-large safety net had shrunk to unbelievably small proportions. “Go ahead, you can do it!” the performers encouraged. Taking the trapeze bar in his perspiring hands and steadying his shaking knees, he prepared to jump. Across from his platform a youth was ready to send forth the empty trapeze. Mustering up all his courage, he…
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