What can Indiana Jones teach us about our faith in God?

The Indiana Jones is one of my favorite trilogies of all time. And even though I was way too young to make sense and remember the first two, the third one was the one that stuck out to me. (Similar to Back to the Future, the third one is the one that I remember the most).

And one of my favorite scenes in the third Indiana Jones film is the above scene. In an attempt to get to the Holy Grail, Dr. Jones encountered a situation where he had to completely put his faith in God. That leap of faith was what helped him make it to the Holy Grail.

I was like "WHOAH!" when I saw this scene.

I think as a lot of us are either already in a relationship with God or seeking for one, it’s that leap of faith that’s the most difficult. We can acknowledge that God is out there, but to take that walk into an invisible path, that’s something else.

Having that faith in Him requires us to put away all that we do know about this world. In Indy’s case, it’s his knowledge of gravity. You have to believe that God is bigger than gravity. And in the time of trouble to save his father, it’s that desperation in God that pushes us to that leap of faith.

So as we go into our life seeking God, remember what’s pushing us to take that leap. Is it a new job or success in school. Building a better relationship with people? Or maybe it’s maintaining a strong family? Whatever we do, we need to maintain that faith in God to help us. And when it comes to it, sometimes we gotta take a step into something that isn’t there.

That’s the leap of faith we need to take to get where we need to be. Here are two verses from Hebrews 11 that solidifies the importance of faith.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” — Hebrews 11:1

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” — Hebrews 11:6

Keep that faith and take that leap. God will provide you that walkway.


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