What Is Meant by Believing?

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
There are multitudes of people, who believe about Christ and the Gospel, but who have never believed trustingly in the Lord Jesus. Suppose you and I are walking by the seashore one beautiful summer day. We see the lifeboat lying on the sands. We admire its strength, its elegance, its adaptability for saving life. In short, we believe all about it, but we are in no need of the lifeboat. We are in no danger of drowning.
But in six months, suppose we are on the deck of a sinking steamer, and our only hope of rescue from a watery grave lies in the lifeboat. With what different feelings we watch the brave men in it approaching. With what relief we drop into it, and are saved. We believe not only about it, but now put our trust in it.
In 1859 the world famous Frenchman, Blondin, walked across Niagara Falls on a cable and then offered to carry anyone over on his shoulders. Many believed he could do it but only one man let him do it.