09 August 2010
Growing in Faith
Once we recognize that God is present in our life, that He guides us, provides for us and gives us strength and encouragement, we know we have faith.
Heb 11 details how God, whose will Abraham followed, guided him in his journey, gave him a son with his wife Sarah in their old age, tested his faith but spared Isaac from becoming a human sacrifice, and made him indeed the father of many nations as promised him.
Not only is He the God of our personal lives, He is also the God of history. The First Reading from Wisdom mentions the Passover, the great feast celebrated by the Jews in remembrance of God liberating them, through Moses, from slavery in Egypt. We Christians celebrate the Pascal feasts of Christmas and Easter in remembrance of God liberating us, through Christ, from the slavery of sin and death.
2. Faith is trust in the Lord.