Believing?


My friend, may I ask you a question? In Our faith walk, especially those times in this life when everything seems dark and disorienting, is there much like my searching for that elusive switch to turn our faith on? Sometimes things come up that we weren’t counting on and we trip, even fall? Then what?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner?

I get up early in the morning and often walk through rooms that are completely dark. I know that there are light switches here and there and I instinctively head for them, deliberately walking in that general direction. I know that I will find the switch eventually. All I need to do is believe that it is there. Although there are times when I stumble over something not in its proper place, I inevitably find that switch because I know that it is there just waiting for me to switch on the light.

Our faith walk, especially those times in this life when everything seems dark and disorienting, is much like my search- ing for that elusive switch. Sometimes things come up that we weren’t counting on and we trip, even fall. But, because we know that God will be there to pick us up if only we reach out for him, we just keep going, assured that He is there just waiting for us to reach out and touch Him.

But, it’s that reaching out and believing that someone will be there to catch us that is the hardest part of our faith journey. During the terrible days of the Blitz, a father, holding his small son by the hand, ran from a building that had been struck by a bomb. In the front yard was a shell hole. Seeking shelter as quickly as possible, the father jumped into the hole and held up his arms for his son to follow. Terrified, yet hearing his father’s voice telling him to jump, the boy replied, “I can’t see you!” The father, looking up against the sky tinted red by the burning buildings, called to the silhouette of his son, “But I can see you. Jump!” The boy jumped, because he trusted his father. (Donner Atwood. Silas Shotwell, in Homemade, Sept, 1987.)

The Christian faith enables us to face life or meet death, not because we can see, but with the certainty that we are seen; not that we know all the answers, but that we are ourselves are known. A life of truth faithfulness is a life lived in total trust. Even though we can’t see the invisible safety nets that God puts up to catch us when we fall, we must believe that it is there. Faith in God sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible. What a comfort it is to know that God sees us, even when we can’t see Him.

We pray. Heavenly Father. Our faith, O Lord, enables us to face life or meet death, not because we can see, but with the certainty that we are seen; not that we know all the answers, but that we are ourselves are known. We praise You Lord for giving us such a faith; a faith that can always do because You are always doing within us with Your Holy Spirit. We know that a life of truth faithfulness is a life lived in total trust. Even though we can’t see the invisible safety nets that You put up to catch us when we fall, we must believe that they are there. Help us Lord to see the invisible, believes the incredible, and receive the impossible. What a comfort it is to know that You see us, even when we can’t see You. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

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<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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