The fact that Jesus Christ believes in us should inspire faith within us and compel us toward our best.
BELIEF: In 2010, Tony Blair wrote, A Journey: My Political Life. In this memoir, the former British prime minister (1997-2007) chronicled his “spiritual awakening” at the age of 10. His father had suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital with no real certainty of survival. Blair’s mother sent the children to school that morning as she tried to keep a sense of normality for the family. His teacher, a Christian who was aware of the crisis, suggested that they kneel together and pray for his father’s recovery. Knowing his father’s disinterest in faith, Blair rather timidly whispered to his teacher, “I’m afraid my father doesn’t believe in God.” The man’s reply made an eternal impact on Blair. He stated, “That doesn’t matter. God believes in him.” Blair’s father recovered and remains an atheist five decades later, but that brief time of prayer started a life-long journey of faith for Britain’s future leader. Tony Blair is saddened by his father’s thoughts about faith and openly acknowledges, “humanity is made not poorer by faith but immeasurably richer.” Resurrection Sunday is a vivid reminder that God believes in us and we are all the richer because of it.
The fact that Jesus Christ believes in us should inspire faith within us and compel us toward our best. After all, who has loved us so deeply, who has paid such a price, who continues to guide and support us more that the person of Jesus Christ.
Sunday will be another great day Westside. Our faces will be on what Christ is doing now on our behalf.
See you then with a smile on your face, a Bible in your hand and a friend by your side.