Psalms: 24, 29
Old Testament: Isaiah 51:9-16
New Testament: Hebrews 11:8-16

ll of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, 14for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland……they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one (Hebrews 11: 13-14, 16a)

As I was reading the selection from Hebrews this morning, I found myself wondering what it means to walk by faith. Unlike the patriarchs…..we have seen the promise of Christ and know it to be true. 🙂

That being said, I think there are times when we too have to journey into the unknown…….when we have to make hard decisions about how to live our life.

Based on my own experience, there are definitely times when the modern world makes it hard to live a life of faith. Christianity has long since lost its privileged place in society. What was taken as a given in the past now often requires a defence, a rationale as to why I–as a person who is part of an organized religion–choose to associate myself with such a corrupt institution.

I suspect Abraham might have experienced a similar feeling when he uprooted and left his home in Ur; clinging to a hope and a prayer, proclaiming One God in the midst of a polytheistic culture.

We–like Abraham–are called to go where the Spirit leads us, even when we don’t know where the final destination will be….or what challenges we might face along the way.

The good news in all of this is that we do not walk alone. We are fed with the very Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation to give us strength and hope. :D. May you be blessed day by day as you strive to follow the LORD.+