Friday, April 18, 2014

The Shadow....

All those great heroes of Faith's Hall of Fame that we read about in Hebrews 11 are so encouraging to us today. They were so faithful, yet when I read verse 13, I want to hang my head in shame! "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and we're persuaded of them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth...."

Those of old ...were only able to see a shadow of the things to come. We, on the other hand, have His Holy Word and can look backward, with full sight, seeing that which has already come to pass. And yet...many today still do not believe. I am so thankful for those who had such great faith - those who were willing to sacrifice their very lives, trusting in the promises of God. It encourages me to press on toward the goal of heaven, knowing there is an eternal home in Heaven for the faithful. We have it very easy today, compared to the struggles of our brethren of old. Our prayer should be like that of Jesus' apostles: "Increase our faith, Lord," (Luke 17:5).

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