MacGyver faith

MacGyver was a popular television series that aired between 1985 and 1992. In each episode Angus MacGyver used his broad knowledge of the physical sciences to overcome impossible odds. Each show included the same three ingredients.

  1. MacGyver helped someone who had no one else to rescue them.
  2. He used whatever was available to solve the problem at hand. He was never defeated by seemingly inadequate resources.
  3. He put himself in harm’s way to protect those in danger.

MacGyver was a weekly hero who loved science and routinely ignited explosions using household products. What more could I want?

Here’s the real story, though…

You can put your faith in One much more heroic than MacGyver. God is there to rescue you as soon as you call on Him. He uses the small and insignificant to overcome the powerful. He will give you everything you need to carry out His salvation work. He sent His son to die in your place. He will never leave you and will always love you.

My prayer for us is that we exercise MacGyver faith. I pray that we persist beyond all odds in believing, that we place unreasonable trust in our Creator and Deliverer. Put your life in God’s hands and watch the explosions! Amen.


About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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