Saturday, May 27, 2006

To Show Himself Faithful

However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8

A family friend reminded my father recently of a question asked years ago of my dad: Tom, how will you put all of your children through college? My dad's response was simple, "I have a very rich Father." This vision of faith is now seen as a reality, and indeed our family will testify that we all have a very rich Father. As the psalmist says, our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10). The Christian journey has often been said to be a journey of faith, but indeed we too often take it upon ourselves to orchestrate a secular solution to a spiritual problem. Prayer and patience characterize the journey of faith; scheming, haste and derision are the fruits of our best laid plans.

Faith so often seems misconstrued to be a tool that we use for our own gain and benefit. How do we keep from falling into the trap that our faith will result in our exclusive prosperity?

May God teach as to pray,

Thy Best,
Thy Kingdom,
Thy Power,
Thy Glory. God, thou art faithful.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9