I wouldn’t say that I’m a daredevil, but I do enjoy roller coasters, and some day I hope to go skydiving. Recently I had an interesting discussion about so-called daredevils or adrenaline junkies, or whatever you want to call these types of people. Often there’s a misunderstanding that these risk-seekers have no fear of death. They seemingly are willing to take risks that most of us can hardly stomach watching–like the 34-year-old this summer who walked across the grand canyon without a harness.
While skydiving may not be for all of us, I’ll bet there are risks we can take each day that will remind us of the new Heaven for which we are destined. I say “risks” because the kingdom of heaven is not of this world and it takes courage to forgive our hurts, to stand up to bullying and injustice in ourselves and in those we know. Perhaps by risking our lives daily for another, we have the opportunity to become free from ourselves, making us available to experience the wonderful freedom that God intends for us.