Dear Friends, this is David Telbat today with an Author Reflection. We all struggle occasionally with doubting God. We shouldn’t, because He is trustworthy! But we are easily distracted. Our eyes wander. Our faith is weak. Not long ago, I heard from a missionary friend in Alaska who shared something that immediately rang true for the Christian life. I hope you remember this simple motto about snowmobiling when it comes to your faith in God.
The Ice Is Breaking!
Some missionaries travel up the frozen rivers of Alaska to reach remote villages of the native people. They travel by snowmobile. Since the rivers are wide and long, and connected to the ocean, the rivers have a tide that comes in and out. As such, the ice that freezes when the tide is in may not have any water under it when the tide goes out. Falling through that ice can be a death trap for snowmobilers!
But that’s not all. There are areas of ice that are many inches thick, and other areas that have recently frozen over, so they may be only millimeters thick. From the perspective of a snowmobiler loaded with a sled full of Bibles and radios, all this ice looks the same on the surface.