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Childlike Trust
One of the most recognisable photographs of the Twentieth Century was taken during the construction of the Rockefeller Center in New York. It depicts eleven construction workers eating their lunch precariously perched 300m above the streets of Manhattan in 1932. I guess those guys were pretty confident that the iron girder was strong enough to support them before they began munching on their cheese sandwiches! It got me thinking about the whole issue of trust.

Many years ago now I went up the CN Tower in Toronto, I think it was the tallest building in the world at that time. I remember finally plucking up the courage to stand on the glass floor. Someone told me that the glass is tested to 20,000 kg but it didn’t make much difference to most of the adults although plenty of kids didn’t seem to have a problem. Fear is either learned or caught, it’s not something we are born with.

But here’s the bit lots of people don’t know. The majority of that whole floor is glass but nobody would get out of the lift so they covered it in carpet accept the panel that everyone sees!

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart. Don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go. He’s the one who will keep you on track” (Proverbs 3:5 The Bible)
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