Faith has become the touchstone of our 2017 spiritual journey and this week’s lectionary reading advanced our understanding of faith by revealing the foundation of all faith, God’s faith in us, his creation.
Faith in humanity, in you and me to be able to love unconditionally, to be part of God’s plan for creation by bringing peace and justice to the world around us.
Does God need to have faith in humanity?
Psalm 31:16 sets out that we are saved because God’s love is faithful.
We were created with free will, the ability to create independent futures for ourselves the ability to hate, to destroy, to choose to ignore, to reject God’s love.
Despite this God is faithful, loving us unconditionally believing always in our ability to know him and to act on our capacity for love unconditionally.
It is because of God's faith in us and his faithfulness in offering us unconditional that we become lost in his love.
That we can know without seeing and in stillness of our souls find faith in his love for us, our forgiveness in Christ and our redemption for eternity.
Thus it is that we can know in our hearts all is well for we are loved!
Lectionary readings Act 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14.