Introduction

Introduction

Poets, philosophers, and romantics have often likened life to a river that flows from the mountains to the sea. The river widens in some places and narrows in others. It ambles through pleasant valleys and plains. Tranquil spans give way to turbulent, frothy rapids that splash into sparkling, crystal pools. On and on its waters flow until they are swallowed up by the wide, open sea.

Just like the river, at every stage, whether restful or raging, the life that is placed in God’s hands and flows along the path of His choosing is beautiful. But what attracts the most tourists, photographers, artists, and the like? What inspires the most awe? The gentle and silent winding through the plain? No. It’s the majestic waterfall, where the river hurls itself in utter abandon into a deep, rock-strewn chasm. There, if you will look closely, somewhere in its mist is a rainbow.

We all appreciate the pleasant valleys and plains, and sometimes we wish we could stay there forever. But life flows on. God knows what lies around the next bend, and He will guide us through the narrow gorges, the white water rapids, and, yes, over the heart-stopping waterfalls. With your hand firmly in His, you can not only make it through the problems and perils of life, but thrill in the face of such challenges. This book tells you how.

Sam Smith
Sam Smith is an independent Missionary, that has spent 7 years of his life in Africa, trying to spread Jesus' message of love in any way possible. He has been involved with non profit companies distributing educational material, youth counseling, IT education and humanitarian aid work in medical camps. He believes in Jesus in the simple way that the Bible speaks about, without going so far as to "belong" to a denomination, but just wants to do his best with likeminded people to make the world a better place.