Tuesday, September 27, 2005

indy and the leap

For those who have watched the movie, or you have great imagination, you will be able to picture this....

Indy stands in a small opening, just small enough for his shoulders to squeeze through.
Beyond that lies a 100 foot drop to the rocks below.
100 feet across, nothing but a rough, stony cliff wall.
He can see nowhere to cross.
He looks again to the Holy Grail Diary.

"The path of flood. Only in the leap from the lion's head will he prove his worth."

Indy looks around and then he notices that inscribed into the rock above his head is the head of a lion.

"Impossible! Nobody can jump this!"

Indy looks down into the Diary and tortures over what it is asking him to do.

Brody rushes forward and calls to Indy, "Indy... Indy, you must hurry!! Come quickly!"

Indy realises, "It's... a leap of faith. Oh, God."

Henry calls to his son, "You must believe, boy. you must... believe."

We see him do it.
We see him leap into space.
We see that he is in midair.
We see that he is not going to make it.
His hands claw for the opposite wall but he is going to fall 100 feet to his death.

And then—he doesn't!
He appears to be held up by thin air as he lands on his hands and knees.
Indy looks around and down and now he figures it out.

Ingeniously, the First Crusaders have painted a pathway to align with the rocks 100 feet below. It is a perfect forced perspective image of the rocks below with lines from a hundred feet continuing six feet below his sight line where his feet are stepping.
It's painted to blend in with the rocks below.
Highly evolved camouflage... in perfect alignment with everything we see below.
When Indy leans out to the left or right... that's when he sees the perfect alignment shift that betrays the trick.
Indy throws some dirt on the bridge and he crosses it like the first Crusader from the painting over Henry's de

~Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade~

Yes, sometimes it takes an alignment shift to see God's path in our lives.
The devil may paint a highly evolved camouflage on our faith walk.
But throughout eternity, God tells us to trust Him, and jump.

No guts, no glory.

Leap and the road will appear under your feet.

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