“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
–Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Faith is a powerful thing. It’s a gift from God that enables us to be sure that He loves us and has acted to save us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Faith is complete confidence in God. Consider how powerful faith is. God told Noah to build a boat 500 ft. long. Noah was to build it on dry ground long before a drop of the floodwater rained down from the sky. Did Noah look stupid to the people around him? I’m gonna say “Yes.” But remember, God has given you and me the very same faith. Faith that enables us to be extremely faithful and obedient. That means we KNOW through faith that Christ’s death means our forgiveness. We KNOW through faith that Christ’s resurrection means eternity in heaven for us. Those certainties empower us through faith to live boldly for God. We’re not being asked to build an ark, we’re being told to share God’s love and forgiveness with others. It is OUR task to introduce others to their Savior, Jesus. Will you look stupid to some of the people around you? Maybe, but we know how all of this ends, and there’s nothing more important than faith in Jesus to take us from here to eternity in heaven. Believe strongly in God. Live boldly for God.