The grandfather told the boy, “You see that cable? It carries a heavy current of electricity. It is carefully insulated at every pole and is beyond the reach of humans. If I could reach out far enough to touch that wire, death would be as swift as a lightning strike.”
“You helped me to feed those doves on my window sill. Now you see them perched on that wire which would kill me instantly if I touched it, but they are safe and contented. How are they able to do that? Why doesn’t the cable kill them?”
He went on to explain to his grandson that when the doves touch that wire,
THEY TOUCH NOTHING ELSE.
If he could reach out far enough to touch the wire,
he would still be touching the house
and the house would act as an earth
and turn his body into a channel
through which the electricity would flow with fatal results.
BECAUSE THE DOVES TOUCH NOTHING BUT THE WIRE,
THEY ARE UNHARMED
What does that say to the Christian?
God would have us seek our safety
in complete surrender to Him and His will.
We need to LET GO of EVERYTHING else
and trust ONLY in the living God
It is when we reach ONE hand to Him
while still holding on to some earthly pleasure with the OTHER hand
that we are in danger of being ensnared and trapped by that thing.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
Let your requests be made known UNTO GOD
Let us trust Thee evermore;
Every moment on Thee call
For new life, new will, new power;
Let us trust Thee, Lord for ALL.
May we NOTHING know beside
Jesus and Him crucified!