This week we are going deeper into Psalm 1. Each week of our readings has a different theme. As you know, or have noticed, the concept of “taking root” is a big theme here at St. Matthew’s. And, you may or … Continue reading
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It takes faith to live. It takes faith to hope. It takes faith to believe.
Faith that things will get better. Faith that things can change. Faith that you, that I, that we can change.
Faith that the story of yesterday will not be the story of today, or tomorrow.
Faith in a new hope, a new life, a new dream.
Faith in God.
Particularly when we don’t see it. When it’s cloudy outside. When there doesn’t seem to be any reason to hope or dream or have faith.
But faith says that there is more than what we can see with our eyes. Faith says that there is a bigger truth and a bigger hope out there than we can ever imagine. Faith calls us to believe in something, or someone, bigger than us.
That is holding it all together.
Listen to what is says today in Hebrews 11:1-3:
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
The people of old believed that God created the universe, even though they didn’t see it. They believed. Even though their eyes were not there to witness it.
Faith says that there is more than our eyes see, our ears hear, our mind understands.
Faith says that God is at work.
That He is our hope. Our dream. Our change. Our life.
Faith says that there is more around that us. That we are not our only hope. That it is not up to us alone. That there is more happening than we will ever understand.
Faith says this, the God that created the universe, He’s got this.
Have faith today. Know that there’s more going on that you can know. Trust in it.
Trust in God. Even when you can’t see. And don’t understand.
Have faith. Even when we don’t know why.
Because God is alive and at work.
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