GoPro published an amazing video and article this week about an attempt by Guerlain Chicherit, a professional rally driver, to break the record for the longest ramp car jump of 332 feet. All filmmakers hope to catch “that moment” that makes you feel, understand and experience right along with what is taking place onscreen. GoPro has done that with this video. It is exciting, nerve-wracking, terrifying and…well, take a look! The whole video is worth watching and listening to this Chicherit’s perspective. If you can’t take the suspense, start that the 7:00 mark.
In GoPro’s comments with the video, they describe the experience this way: “It was a record of one man confronting his own mortality, and ultimately experiencing a moment of what we can only describe as grace.”
As we are careening through life on this earth, we have a God that extends grace to all of us daily, it is known as God’s common grace. The sun shines; the earth is warmed. Rain comes, and we have water to drink. Many things we take for granted daily are only because of grace from our Creator’s kind hand.
At some point though, we all will come face to face with our own mortality. In that time, God has provided the best grace when we need it the most. It’s called God’s saving grace. Because we have broken the laws of the One who created us, we must face justice. God sent His only Son Jesus, to take that punishment and die in our place, so that we can live with God eternally. We must acknowledge that we are lawbreakers, and accept, by faith, that Christ died for our sins. We have to turn away from living for ourselves, and follow the path that God lays out in the Bible for those who love Him. When we do that, we live with God eternally. That is the greatest grace of all!