We’ve heard the phrase “living on the edge;” it usually refers to an individual who engages in a risky behavior or hobby, such as sky diving, rock climbing, NASCAR racing, tagging sharks, even astronauts, or walking across Niagara Falls just to name a few.
“Living on the edge” involves risk, the thrill of adventure and the ecstasy of accomplishment. The same can be seen in encountering God, Moses and the burning bush, Moses on Mt. Sinai, at the edge of the Red Sea, Jacob wrestling with the Lord, Abrahams entire life, David’s confrontation with Agiat, and Peter’s confession and denial to name only a few.
“These living on the edge” experiences with God often become pivotal moments of faith. We can complain, deny, run, wrestle or have a deeper faith.
“Living on the edge” with God can often engage us into a vastly more revealing relationship with our Lord, and whatever the encounter we cannot but be changed. They will thrust us into a thirst for more and deeper experiences.
May our faith shaping moments lead us to saying like David “Thy loving kindness is better than life?”