When you’re in love you constantly think of ways in which you can please and amaze your loved one. Surprise parties, listening carefully to their interests so you can spot something they’d wish would be done for them. The little note tucked away in her purse. A breakfast basket on her birthday. Cooking a meal, when she thinks your forte is boiling water ( by all this I am sending out really useful hints to whom it may concern 😉😉 ) I should give everybody a chance to say one thing they have done for love, or has been done for them in the name of love. We will hear tins.
Well, well, well, I’m in love! Newsflash! Is there an emoticon I can use to make this more dramatic than it already is. Let’s have the drumroll before I continue with my very important announcement. Alright, so I’m in love with Jesus and today in a conversation with him I was listening really carefully for ways in which I could please him and I realised that he was amazed at the faith that the centurion at Capernaum showed (Luke 7). Did you read that, “amazed by his faith”? Well, I won’t mind having the opportunity to amaze him severally.
It’s just that this faith business is not easy. It is easy to profess and difficult to practice without grace. When you have a loved one who is ill and you have been praying for healing only to find a worsening condition. When you pray constantly for God’s protection and you lose a loved one in a gory accident, how do you continue to hope for things not seen? When you have believed God for a scholarship and get turned down application after application, how do you continue to hope for other things not seen? When your job search has only turned up lousy options, how do you still trust He who sees the end from the beginning?
It’s not been easy for me, but hey I’m in love like I said and we do crazy thing for love, don’t we all. Whatever you are going through, whatever you are hoping for- fix your eyes on the cross. I pray for grace, I pray for strength, I pray that when it matters the most I can fix my eyes on the cross. I pray that in love He holds my hand to take baby steps of faith until I can take an Abrahamic step of faith. Just so one day I can say that I amazed Jesus with my faith.
(Ps. All those who wanted to read “tins”, have faith, it’s summer break-posts on a roll)