I feel sorry for squirrels. Now, some of you don’t like squirrels, but I feel sorry for them. They are so indecisive and often their indecisiveness leads to tragic results. When I was thinking about this today I had an encounter with a squirrel. You know how as you approach in a car, if there is a squirrel on the side of the road, you can bet it is trying to decide whether to go or to stay. They will dart out, come back, zigzag. You try really hard to avoid hitting it, and then often you don’t know which way to go because of a squirrel’s indecisiveness. On this day the squirrel made a good decision and all was well. Human beings can be indecisive, too. Decision making has become a lot more complicated because we have so many options from which to choose. It is interesting to me that as human beings we have a tendency to make two errors in life. We either decide too quickly without considering the facts or we consider in such detail that we never decide. Which one are you? Philip had seen Jesus work miracles, but he just wasn’t able to take that leap of faith. In John 14, Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but through me.” Philip said, “Well, show us the Father and we will be satisfied.” And Jesus says, “What? You still don’t get it, do you?” Philip had been following for three years, but he was hesitant to really believe fully. There is no right or wrong way to faith. But there comes a point if you want to know what God can do, you have to take a leap of faith in the arms of Jesus. Don’t be hesitant about making the most important decision of your life. Give yourself away fully to Jesus.
– Dr. Tim Thompson