By Faith

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”

Hebrews 11:8

When sailors cross the Atlantic by ship, they see no path marked out on the sea. Nor can they even see the shore. Yet each day, they mark their progress on a chart as if they had been following a giant chalk line across the water.

And when they came within sight of land on the other side of the Atlantic, they know exactly where they are, as if we had been able to see it from three thousand miles away.

How they do it is simple…every day, the Captain takes his instruments, looks to the sky, and determines his course by the sun.

Genuine faith also looks up daily to God’s great Son and sails.  It never travels by seeing the shoreline, earthly lighthouses, or paths along the way.

Interestingly, the steps of faith often lead to total uncertainty or even darkness, but the Lord always opens the way and will make our darkest of midnight hours as bright as the dawning of the day.

My prayer is that we will move forward today, not knowing or seeing, but trusting…amen!

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