Friday, February 27, 2009

A Search for Faith

When I was five, my grandparents took on vacation with them to Houston, TX. My grandfather had some sort of firefighter's conference, and that meant a great trip for me and my grandmother. The first day that we arrived at the hotel, I was overwhelmed. Well we got check in and moved into out temporary home for the week, then we hit the favorite place of any five year old at a hotel, we headed for the pool.

So we got to the pool and my grandpa got in and i was standing on the side of the pool and he yells jump. So what did I do? I jumped! But why? Because I knew that no matter what, my grandfather was going to catch me.

Why can't I have that kind of faith in God? A kind of faith where I would be able to jump when he says just because I know that he is there to catch me.

Now back to Houston. I remember the time when I jumped and my grandfather let me go under water for the first time. I was scared, panicy and felt like I swallowed the whole shallow end of the pool, but my grandfather grabbed me and calmed me down.

God is just like that. These last few days I have been studying about faith and what it is. Hebrews 11 is where I went to first and verse one shot out at me:

"Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certian of things you can not see"

As I read the verse over and over again, the word 'now' stands out. Why is that word there? Well because chapter 11 of Hebrews is flowing right out of chapter 10 (imagine that). The last two verses show that:

"38 But my righteous one will walk by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not amoung those who shrink back and thus perish, but are amoung those who have faith and preserve their souls"

Faith is the corner stone of our relationships with God, but it is not always easy. He never said that it would be. So now I sit here and I think that I am hearing the voice of God say "jump" and I am about to get wet!

1 comment:

otin said...

You can have faith in anything, or you can choose to be skeptical, like myself, either way you can still be a good person.