"By faith we understand that the worlds were formed by the word of God,
so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible". Hebrews 11:3
What does faith look like? If you were a master artist with an empty canvas, how would you paint faith? Would faith be merely a collection of beliefs? How would you conceptualize the abstract? About a month ago, I read an article that captured the essence of faith. The picture featured, (courtesy USA Today), is about a daring rescue by 80 people, who formed a human chain to save a family from drowning in Panama City, Florida.
Imagine how it would feel to be part of such a collective rescue effort that changes a life forever. Imagine each person, telling in their own way, the story of how they participated in a daring rescue with others, some of whom were complete strangers. Imagine the story being told by the family who was rescued. Imagine the unbreakable bond that forever binds the rescuers and the rescued. For me, THAT IS WHAT FAITH IS. It is the ongoing activity of God in Christ rescuing us and our broken world through human chains of love and compassion.
Each of you, who calls Living Word home, is a part of this amazing divine-human chain. When we show up for worship; when we engage God's Word; when we give time to prayer and listening for the Holy Spirit; when we fellowship and give of our time and possessions; when we stand with those who cannot stand for themselves; we strengthen the human chain and facilitate God's work of rescue.
I feel especially blessed to form this human chain with members of Living Word. Let's continue to hold firm to God and to one another