November 29, 2009

The Easy Route

Imagine you're in the middle of the ocean and all around you, waves are crashing, splashing you, and trying to bring you under the surface. You're not a good swimmer, and all you can do is tread water. After what feels like eternity, your arms and legs can't take it anymore. It's far too tiring for you to continue. You give up and begin to sink...

You no longer hear the raging wind nor the crashing waves. In fact, all you can hear are your own thoughts. As you continue to sink farther away from the surface, you find it hard to hold your breath. It feels like you're choking and suffocating simultaneously, and your head feels like it's going to explode from all the pressure.

You eventually face your fate and wake up to find that it was all a dream.

With everything in perspective, you realize that giving up wasn't the smartest thing to do. For if you had hope, then you could've tread water just a little bit longer with faith that someone was going to save you.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)

2 Comments:

At December 2, 2009 at 10:26 AM , Blogger wordSunspoken said...

e-mo

 
At December 2, 2009 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Christian said...

You answered what faith is... but also importantly...

Why we need it:

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6 [NIV]

Where and how to find it:

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ. - Romans 10:17 [NAS]

Therefore how it is manifest:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. - John 1:1 [NIV] The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. - John 1:14 [NIV]

In the Greek language "Word" was translated from "Logos". From which we get the word "logic". Logic itself is a practice of determining what is true and what is not true. Truth is ultimately that which corresponds with reality. He claimed to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The very ontological question that the entire human race desperately struggles with is resolved in the ultimate reality of Jesus Christ and his work at the cross. Faith is a gift, not a right, and is granted to those that are willing to take up their cross and follow Him. But of course you already know that =)

 

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