Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas EVE


Our Sunday School lesson yesterday was entitled BY FAITH ALL THINGS ARE FULFILLED. We started out discussing the meaning of the word "faith." Our teacher is originally from England and brings a different viewpoint because of his background. He taught us that originally in the 1600s the English dictionary's definition of FAITH was "belief in God," but through the ages it has changed to "an irrational belief in an unprovable concept."

Interesting to see how the influence of man's philosophies or life styles have changed such a fundamental word so needed in our society today. A belief that there is a higher power who is in charge and created this universe takes action plus believing on our part. Without that faith, life could seem hopeless. Because you choose to believe in God doesn't mean you are lacking in intelligence but only that you have carefully chosen to have and exercise FAITH in a Higher Power however you identify that individual. History and the Bible do prove that a man named Jesus was born and died. A great teacher, was He also the Promised Messiah as prophesised in the Old Testament and the creator of worlds?

I like Paul's definition in the Old Testament: (Hebrews 11:1) FAITH is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. You can't have FAITH if you have KNOWLEDGE. There is a power and peace that comes with having faith and drawing on the powers of Heaven through prayer for guidance in your life. Happy holidays as you celebrate the birth of the Savior whether you believe in Him or not...

4 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

Merry Christmas, Lin. Hold dear that which is precious to you.

SandyCarlson said...

Merry Christmas, Lin!

Thanks for this post. It's a shame that having faith is up there with wishing on daisies for some folks. People of faith have only to keep on. All will be well.

Kay said...

Wishing you happiness and health through this loving holiday season and into the new year.

Kavita Saharia said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.