“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”Hebrews 11:1
I enjoy history but would not consider myself a history buff by no means. I enjoy non-fiction stories of history but it is hard to say if you can believe all that you read. I took a history class in college and asked my professor a good book to read about Abraham Lincoln. He had the biggest grin on his face as he looked to the sky and stated, ” Oh to recommend just one book would be doing a disservice to American History .” I laughed but he was dead serious in his reference to Lincoln. He looked at me with all sternness, and I quickly learned that he took history quite serious.
Hebrews is a chapter full of people who exhibited tremendous faith. People who took God at His Word, and people who attempted great things for God. We hear in the Bible of people who had tremendous faith and believed in things they had not seen. Things that were foretold but had not yet happened in their lifetime.
I was 5 years old when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believed and accepted by faith what He had done in the past, and I trust by faith what He will do in my future. I have not seen heaven, but I know I will be there with Him someday. My time on earth has not come to an end, and when my final day comes, I will see His promise fulfilled. My hope in the future is based on what God has promised me, and I am fully dependent on His Word.
God dying for us is a part of history whether you choose to believe it or not. You can go to Israel and see the places spoken of in the Bible. You can also look at nature and see that there is a master Creator. It does not take much faith to see we were designed and created for a purpose. We must take God at His Word which takes an element of faith. It is the substance of things hoped for and things not seen.
What are you hoping in today? Are you willing to take a step of faith? Are you willing to place your eternal destiny in things not seen? Are you willing to accept that Jesus was born in a manger and He came to die for you? Are you willing to accept by faith that He died for you? How about you Christian ? Do you still exhibit faith in your Savior or are you bogged down by fear and worry? Are you willing to take God at His Word? Are you willing to put your full faith in Him? History can be subjective but the history of our Savior is the gospel truth. May we adhere to the command of Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”