A group of botanists went on an expedition into a remote area in the Alps.
They were searching for new species of flowers.
As one of the scientists looked through his binoculars-
– he saw a rare, beautiful species growing at the bottom of a deep ravine.
To reach it, someone small would have to be lowered into the gorge.
The scientist noticed a local young boy standing nearby and asked him if he would help them retrieve the flower.
He told the boy a rope would be tied around his waist and the men would then lower him to the floor of the canyon.
The boy was excited about the new adventure and quickly agreed.
But as he peered into the chasm while the rope was being tied to his waist, he shouted, “Wait! I’ll be right back.”
He ran off and returned shortly with another man.
The boy said to the head botanist:
“I’ll go over the cliff now and get the flower for you. But this man must hold on to the rope that will lower me down. He’s my dad!”
The Bible says:
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man” (Psalm 118:8).
You are never to put your complete faith in mankind-
– including your parents, friends, pastor, or closest loved ones.
Put your trust only in the Lord for He’ll never fail you!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
When you face scary situations in life-
– remember that your Father in Heaven is there to hold on to you.
Put your faith in Him to protect you from harm.
Trust that your Father above will keep you safe no matter what.