Faith that Finds Us

What does it mean to you have faith?  It often seems difficult to find our faith in our world today with loved ones suffering from cancer, contentious governmental leaders, human conflict and natural disasters around every corner.  What can we have faith in?

In Luke, chapter 7, we hear of a man who had such faith in the power of God to heal that Jesus is amazed. Amazed!  Jesus!  Where does one find faith like that?

Perhaps it’s not that we need to get that kind of faith, but to remember that “faith” finds us.

BELIEF AND LIVING IT: A Creed

By God, I believe!
Through Christ I believe!
In Spirit and Truth, I believe!

In spite of myself, I do believe
     and seek to employ faith in the healing of a broken world.

In spite of many unanswered questions,
     faith persists and propels me forwards.
In spite of dull-wittedness I can still pray:
     “Just say the word, Lord, and healing will follow.”
In spite of my self interest,
     God continues to carve a space in my soul for true loving.
In spite of enemies who taunt or friends who undermine,
     I find myself taking risks for God.
In spite of being drenched by the negativity of the mass media,
     I reach for the future in hope.
In spite of anxieties cultivated by politicians and by prophets of doom,
     I rest my being in a core of calm.

I spite of myself, I do believe
     and long for that faith which dares to move mountains.

By God, I believe!
By Christ I believe!
In Spirit and Truth, I believe!

~ by Bruce Prewer

May we begin to believe that we can believe.  May we begin to believe that faith is a gift we can receive.  We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9 or 10:30 as together we travel the journey of faith.

God bless you,
Vikki

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