Let me tell you the story of a mountain climber, desperate to conquer the Aconcagua, who initiated his climb after years of preparation. But he wanted glory to himself; therefore, he went up alone.
He started climbing and it was becoming later and later. He did not prepare for camping but decided to keep on going. Soon it got dark . . . Night fell with heaviness at such high altitude and there was zero visibility.
Everything was black, no moon, and the stars covered by clouds. As he was climbing a ridge at about 100 meters from the top, he slipped and fell. Falling rapidly, he could only see blotches of darkness that passed in the same darkness and a terrible sensation of being suctioned by gravity.
He kept falling and in those anguishing moments good and bad memories passed through his mind. He thought he would die. Nevertheless, he felt a jolt that almost tore him in half. Like any good mountain climber, he had staked himself with a long rope tied to his waist.
In those moments of stillness, suspended in the air he had no other choice but to shout, “HELP ME GOD”, “HELP ME!”
All of a sudden, he heard a deep voice from heaven. “What do you want me to do?” “SAVE ME” “Do you REALLY think that I can save you?” “OF COURSE, MY GOD”
“Then cut the rope that is holding you up.”
There was another moment of silence and stillness. The man held tighter to the rope. The rescue team says that the next day they found a frozen mountain climber hanging strongly to a rope TWO FEET off the ground . . .
What about you? How trusting is you in that rope? Why don’t you let it go? I tell you; God has great and marvelous things for you.
Moral: CUT THE ROPE AND SIMPLY TRUST IN GOD.