Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

What is faith? Faith is not just believing. Faith is having perfect assurance as you languish on a burning stake that you will be received into glory. Faith is being roused in the middle of the night in the midst of a massacre and knowing that even as the blood flows around you, you are being held in the palm of God’s hand. Faith is trusting that you will see another sunrise even as you and your family are fleeing your home, your country and the only world you have ever known. Faith is never fearing even when your beliefs are maligned, ridiculed, and denigrated, because you know you carry the truth.

Our Protestant ancestors understood that kind of perfect, unshakable faith. The French Huguenots who were stripped of their cultural identity and chased to the New World understood it. The German Lutherans who came to America in droves during the 18th century with nothing but a few personal items and their steadfast love of Scripture understood it. And we should strive to understand it as well.

(c) 2012 Joyously Saved

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