• Joni

Don't You See?


The plot thickens~

as all these other characters,

who are called witnesses of Hebrews 11,

do the unspeakable~ They believed

They followed

They

Walked by Faith~

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11: 1

A slew of characters

who

"were all commended for their faith,

yet none of them received what had been promised," Hebrews 11:39

and they did it anyway.

They followed a

Promise.

They followed

God

to the bitter end~

even though

they never could see the

Promised Messiah,

but they believed anyway.

Because

Faith is Blind~

because

Blind

sees nothing,

yet

feels more & senses there is so much more

and keeps on going

even when the going gets tough

because

there is so much more

than your eyes

and my eyes can see

because

of this character

Jesus~

A Someone who they could not see

yet

A Promise from God

that kept them going anyway~

"All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth." Hebrews 11:13

All characters of a bigger story~

your story and my story~

because they are a part of

His-Story

that is

Not a story of fiction

but a story filled with

Hope ~

"For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all.

Who hopes for what they already have?

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. " Romans 8:24

We remember the witnesses, our forefathers

of Hebrews 11~

Abel, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Isaac & Rehab...

to name a few,

all characters of

Faith

who kept going when the going got tough

because

they saw the bigger picture~

the much bigger picture

than their eyes could see,

the much bigger picture

than our eyes can see~

yet in our heart of hearts

lives the one

who is more than a

Fictional Character

because

He is

Jesus

that

I follow

that

you follow

By Faith

because

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

Therefore,

"since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,

let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.

And let us run with perseverance

the race marked out for us,

Fixing our eyes on Jesus,

the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners,

so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12: 1-3

Don't you see~

Truth or Fiction?


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