Daily Archives: October 5, 2012

Faith

I mentioned a few weeks ago how the media loves to jump on anything that challenges Christian faith. I can’t blame them, in a way. If you could prove that something held as true for thousands of years was not, in fact, true would indeed be newsworthy. You can’t prove a negative, and you can’t prove what is only believed through faith. However, you have to admit that the media reacts to these matters in the same way my dog reacts to a squirrel.

“Writings speak of Jesus’ wife!” {Squirrel!}

“Ossuary found of Jesus brother!” {Squirrel!}

“Einstein letter criticizes Jewish faith!” {Squirrel!}

“American Express receipt from last supper found! Jesus didn’t leave tip!” {Giant, ferocious squirrel!}

{Squirrel!} Sorry, the dog was on a roll.

Those of us blessed with it walk by faith and not by light. It’s a small but very personal miracle that we are privileged to take for granted. That’s pretty special, considering that even those who actually knew Jesus weren’t guaranteed faith. Judas lost his. Peter blinked. Thomas had his doubts. Paul had to be knocked off his horse to get his.

If you are blessed with faith, take a few moments and savor it. Then give thanks for the blessing.

You’ve probably seen a variation on this before. Notice that there’s no handle on the door. It means we have to open the door to let Him in,