I’ve been trying to learn a lot about faith lately. And I have a lot of thoughts on it.
Faith is a noun. It means . . .
1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
Pretty straightforward, right?
But what does it mean when Jesus tells us to have faith? Well, to me it is a verb – an action within all of my other actions. When I think of faith I think of the scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Jones knows that he is supposed to step out into the chasm, but he can’t see how he can do that and not fall to his death. Trustingly, yet still fearfully, he takes the “leap of faith” and steps out, only to be caught by the path of stone that was there, but he couldn’t see.
I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks of this. As I searched for an image on Google, I found this amazing clip of that movie, set to the song “Walk by Faith” and overlaid with incredible verses. I highly recommend it – here!
There have been a few times in my life where I felt like I had to do that. I’ve been so glad I did every time. And I’m thankful God gave me the opportunity to do it.
I’m sure I’ll be blogging a lot more on this topic soon. But for now I’ll just watch the video a few more times, and revel in the fact that God is always there to support us in our walks of faith.
Photo credit here.