Faith is not a noun

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


One of my favorite scenes in a movie is in the Indiana Jones film The Last Crusade. He is in a cave and needs to cross a deep chasm that has no bridge. He steps out onto space and discovers that there actually is an invisible bridge. He literally steps out in faith. There are many, many times in our lives when we can’t see the next step. Too often we are afraid to step into the abyss. Faith is the thing that can move us forward. Faith is not a noun but a verb. It is active not passive. It requires action.

Faithful God, we ask you to guide us as we take those fearful steps in out lives and be with us as we do. Remind us that you are always there. AMEN




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