How would you define faith? Have you ever truly pondered and reflected on what faith is? “Faith” is mentioned centrally in our scriptures for the next two weeks. The Apostles ask Jesus, “increase our faith.” Jesus tells the Samaritan healed of leprosy, “your faith has saved you.”
The entire history of salvation, written in the Bible, from the Books of Genesis to Revelation, is all about faith: God pursuing us, inviting us into relationship with Him, calling us to a new life. We will see that ”faith” is not a thing, or an it, or even a doctrine. Rather, faith is a relationship, an outreach of God and our response.
We will first look at our openness to God’s outreach and then our ongoing response to it, our ongoing conversion. Let there be a deepening and maturing of our faith, our relationship with God, as we continue our “hike” to eternity with the Lord.