Trust is a priceless gift. Sometimes it comes in a single event. On other occasions it just is. There are some relationships where it only comes after years a walking together. It is often hard to describe, yet most of us know when it is there. We cannot necessarily say what it is, but we know when it isn’t. Great relationships, bilaterally or with groups, always have an element of trust within them. I suggest it is the final glue holding relationships and people together.
I wonder “who” I really trust. Last night at dinner three colleagues gave me their evening meal in trust. Usually the stakes wouldn’t be high but this night it was a new town, restaurant, and group coming together in a single experience. As the banter began I sensed this could be the one time in my life that this opportunity would exist, assuming that it did not go well. On the other hand I held an amazing and unique opportunity to establish a foundation of trust on which to build.
In moments of trust people do strange things because they, at least for awhile, believe. Last night saw people willing to try different combination of food and explore what they normally wouldn’t even consider. In times of old a blind man did the unusual. The scene was metaphorically not much different, except the stakes were even higher!
“A man named Jesus made a paste and rubbed it on my eyes and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ I did what he said. When I washed, I saw.” (John 9.11)
When I look around me I wonder “who” and “what” I really trust. Would I be willing to let someone spread mud made from his spit and the dirt at my feet on my eyes and then go to a special place to wash? Do I trust someone that much? Would I be willing to go that far? Could I step that far out of the box?
That is the question God asks you and me today. Will we trust God?
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