Moses said to the people: “Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God created man upon the earth; ask from one end of the sky to the other: Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the voice of God speaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live? Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, with strong hand and outstretched arm, and by great terrors, all of which the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? This is why you must now know, and fix it in your heart, that the LORD is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other. You must keep his statutes and commandments that I enjoin on you today, that you and your children after you may prosper, and that you may have long life on the land which the LORD, your God, is giving you forever.”
Is it not such an amazing thing to be one of God’s chosen? One of His beloved? The things He does for us! But always he requires something of us, too, some sacrifice on our part, a leap of faith. The Israelites left their homes, their belongings, and all they knew, in order to journey into the unknown toward the beautiful promise God had planned for them. We, too, are called time and time again to make that leap, to journey in faith, not knowing where we’re going, or how it’s all going to end. We just listen, and then we say, “Yes!” and leap into the void, confident that God is going to catch us. Always, the gift is greater than the sacrifice, no matter how hard it might be to see. Say yes. Take the leap. Live on the edge.