Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen.”
Just read that verse again, slowly. In our modern, ‘enlightened’ age it is a ridiculous assertion! Who in today’s world of rational thought would venture to take the stage in any public setting and utter such naive nonsense!?
Isn’t it true that only children genuinely think their parents will grant them an unrealistic but hoped-for Christmas or birthday wish? After all, aren’t toddlers the only ones who think a wonderful, imagined gift will actually materialise? Who else would have this much faith in an adult, even one who is sage and loving?
Perhaps this is why Jesus said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Faith would be foolish if our hopes had no foundation in reality, but God provides us with all the reality we require and all the information we need to make an informed choice to follow Him. God’s very nature begs for such faith, and in addition, He sent His Son Jesus to embody this nature in the physical realm and to open the door to God.
Through the centuries, millions of people have put everything on the line for the belief that God is love and God is trustworthy. This is what the ancients were praised for, according to the Scriptures. To accept God and His Word requires faith, but Jesus said, “Whoever comes to me, I will never drive away.”
Are you prepared to put your trust in God and believe what He says?