Father Holding the Rope

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A botanist was once standing on the edge of a precipice, and looking down, he saw a very rare flower which he much wished to possess; but, alas! it was beyond his reach. He went in search of a boy, and taking him to the edge of the precipice, he said, "If you allow me to tie this rope round your body, and put you down there to gather that flower for me, I will give you this piece of money." The boy hesitated a moment, and then said, "If you allow me to go home for father to hold the rope, I will go down." On permission being granted, the boy quickly ran home, and soon returned with his father; and now. without the slightest fear, he went down, knowing that his father had a firm hold of the rope, and would never let him fall. So, dear friends, could we not, with the simple faith of this little boy, trust our Father, knowing that if we trust ourselves to Him, He will never let us fall?