“1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1
Just after the new year my mom called me and you could tell in her voice that she hadn’t had the best day. She was saddened because after she finished work that afternoon she noticed that a little something was missing from her wedding ring. A little something as in the diamond.
A week or two ago I got a phone call from my mom and she sounded happier than I had heard in a long time. She said she had to tell me about something she found. She said she had been reading a book and was really moved by it and then in church that next day the sermon was about the same type of thing the book was talking about. She said she prayed like she had never prayed before and then on the way to work the next morning was praying again to God. Praying that God would show in her life that He still works in our lives. That afternoon she was cleaning the shelves off at work and while cleaning the bottom shelf something shiny in the carpet caught her eye. Yep! It was her diamond…3 months later…the day after she prayed.
Reading through Hebrews 11 we are told what faith is by the author of Hebrews. To me…faith is…Finding a diamond that you gave up hope of ever finding. Faith is an unexpected bonus check from your employer that without wouldn’t have been possible to pay your federal taxes. Faith is standing on a beach and feeling the warm sand between your toes and watching the sunset and knowing that the same God that created the sand, the ocean, the sun…also created and loves us. Faith is moving 1,000 miles away from your family, your friends and everything you know as normal for an opportunity and after 2 years finally knowing why you’re supposed to be there. Faith is a couple of 8th grade girls listening to God and using their talents to sew birds out of fabric and raise over $11,000 for clean water in Zambia.
Read Hebrews 11 and watch the video below…and have faith that no matter where you’re at…God can do amazing things.