And so to Walk by Faith is to live in the confident expectation of things that are to come. To believe that better days are ahead. To look through your current circumstances, with Matrix like vision, to see yourself passing through the fiery trials of this world much like Jesus passed through the angry crowd that sought to harm him (Luke 4:28-30). To anticipate a great Homecoming-joining the Communion of Saints who have fought the good fight and now cheer us on.
To Walk by Faith is to live your life like you are more concerned with eternal things with lasting value and less consumed by temporal things that are fleeting. And, yet, often we are fixated on the temporal. We are driven by the things that are seen. Tangible. In plain sight. We live for wealth, power and possessions, a good seat at the table, for the charms that this world can give.
As followers of Christ we are called to look beyond this world with a deep conviction that believes to the bone there is a better place prepared for us. A home that is not of this world. A place free from Pain. Confusion. Broken Relations. Addictions. Stupid Tumors. Anxiety. Hustling for Love. A place where we are finally Free Indeed.
There is a verse that I clinged to while in deep grief over the loss of my 12 year old son, Jeremy. Seven years later and it is still on my electronic signature:
When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned.
Angel, witnessing you continue to "Walk by Faith" is a magnificent display of what trusting in God--even in the darkest times--looks like. Thank you for sharing your heart and story in such a transparent and vulnerable way. We won't stop praying for Sophia, you, Joshua and family. #WalkByFaith I love you, MJ