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Walking on Glass Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Walking on Glass

Though it can look insubstantial, faith is the reliably supportive surface on the pathway to God.

At a Glance

Glass-bottomed walkways in China. The Skywalk bridge in the Grand Canyon National Park. Walk out on one of these and your heart rate is likely to go up and your knees to start shaking. Like living by faith.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Self-cleaning Clothes," August 11, 2013, at

Last October, a floor panel in a newly opened glass walkway cracked. The skywalk was suspended some 325 feet above a canyon floor in central China. Think about the height of 10 feet. Think about the height of a high diving board. It's high. Now think three ... hundred ... and twenty-five feet above the canyon floor, and you're standing on a plate of glass suspended in midair, as it were, and the glass suddenly CRACKS! To say that this freaked everyone out is an understatement. Terror among the tourists!!! That's the screaming headline on media sites.

Hearing that news is enough to send a chill up the spine of even the most intrepid among...

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