With All Your Weight

January 20, 2013  •  2 Comments

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With All Your Weight

On Rescue 0016 Once again I found the title for today from the minister's sermon. Rev. Harpster told the story of a missionary who was trying to communicate what 'to believe' meant when no such word existed in the native language. He finally hit upon the idea that when you trusted something to hold all of your weight, that was a concept that could be substituted for belief. For example "for whosoever 'put all his weight' on him" (John 3:16). In a more secular setting, it struck me that such belief and trust is required to venture out on a frozen lake. In doing so you trust the frozen lake with all your weight. This winter individuals have been a little hesitant to venture out until this weekend when the ice fishermen and skaters showed up. The featured image was taken on 1/5/2011 and is a 5 shot HDR (Nikkor [email protected], f16, 1/60 sec +/- 2ev, ISO 200). The skaters were taken today with a Tamron [email protected], f9, 1/200 sec, ISO 200).


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Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
I've often wondered how a person would know how to trust the ponds covered with ice. Do they have a certain gauge that tells them how thick the ice really is just by looking. I am with Edie on the explanation of sizing up our faith.
Recently here in Ohio we had freezing weather and several kids have fallen in, only to be rescued by an adult and they then fell through the ice as they were trying to save the kids. Wise choice would be to call the police before you try to save someone. Or maybe in line with the sermon, trust only in those that know how deep the ice is, thus "putting all your weight on him that 'Knows the answers before you call for help.'"
Edie Littlefield Sundby(non-registered)
Beautiful visualization through photography of your minister's sermon. Isn't it joyous to relate the spiritual world with something in the physical world? This is what you have done with today's photo message.
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