Faith and Trust

I heard my pastor say in a sermon that faith is trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse. I get that.

There’s a lot that doesn’t make sense in real time. I don’t understand much of what I read when I scan the headlines.

But my faith tells me that God is in control. My faith tells me that things like violence and apathy and coronavirus and tornadoes will not have the last word. My faith tells me that just as Advent ushered in the Christ child, the Second Coming will bring a Conquering King who will set all to rights.

It doesn’t always make sense now as I look forward, but one day in heaven looking back it will all be clear. Then there will be no more need for faith, for then I will completely know and understand just as I am completely known and understood by the very One who made me.

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