By: Morgan Stoecklein
“I have faith!”
You’ve heard it. In trying times, in tragic times, in times in which no one can seem to find the light at the end of the tunnel… we have faith!
We all do.
In something or another.
So, where is your faith? (**Or What is your faith in?) Maybe it’s in God or a theory or a friend or mentor or an idea. Maybe you have faith in one thing on a Tuesday and something entirely different on a Thursday.
Me, personally, my faith is in this God:
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Who says things like this:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
And so, my faith grows. It grows in me, as I live and suffer and learn.
And it grows outside of me, if I choose to share it.
Sharing our faith is so essential in a time like this. In a time when social distancing is all the rage, we can decide to step out of our comfort zone and share the reason for the hope that we have. We can tell about a God who is unchanging through days and weeks and months that are going to be characterized by change and uneasiness. We can remind ourselves, our loved ones, and strangers alike that our God is the giver of good gifts. What if we asked our neighbors, “what is your hope in?” Perhaps we can offer them hope, courage, joy, and purpose to those who are running low on all of those things. We can let our light shine before others, and I think light is exactly what we need in a time like this.