Faith notes

Faith, we can’t see it, touch or smell it…nevertheless it is ‘there’.

The dictionary explains faith as a “Strong or unshakeable belief in something, especially without proof.”

So do we all have faith?

Most of us go to sleep and may not consciously think it, but have belief or faith we will wake up.

This leads me to think, do we ever have faith that when we take our next breath, that 20.9 per cent of oxygen our body needs will be in the air we breathe?

Does the parachutist have faith the parachute will open when the rip cord is pulled?

For all of us who ride a pushbike or drive a vehicle, we have faith when the brake pedal next to the accelerator is applied the vehicle will slow down.

We cannot see the fluid moving in the brake line, however we have faith, even if it is an unconscious faith, that the brakes will slow us down. If they don’t it could get hairy!

I would like us to ponder what the Bible says about faith and how God ‘fits into’ faith.

In the Biblical book of Hebrews chapter 11 it says: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Christians believe what the Biblical book of First Corinthians says in chapter five, “For we live by faith, not by sight.”

God wants us to believe in Him, by faith.

We, by faith in our vehicle, push the brake pedal and trust that it will slow us down, we have faith that the oxygen we need to survive will be there in the air.

Let me encourage you to pick up a Bible, go online and put in the verses I have quoted.

If you choose, come along to a church, contact a minister or someone you know who goes to church.

Ask about faith, about believing, you may well be surprised just where it will lead. 

“I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith,” the Bible book of Ephesians.

Reverend Barry Luke

Anglican Church