Friday, June 21
When Everything Changes
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I remember when I first heard this quote. I never understood it. I could never relate to it. If I can be so bold, I thought it was absolutely ludicrous. Why in the world would one even think to take a step onto a staircase that they couldn’t see? Perhaps it was my fear of heights, fear of knowing what’s below the surface, or my fear of the unknown. Back then, I had a tendency to lean towards my perceived truth that some people where simply insane for making decisions when the consequences of those decisions weren’t obviously clear.
There is another, well-known saying that I abided by for years. “Seeing is believing”. The idea that nothing is truly a reality until you have seen it with your own eyes. As I have gotten older, I have seen this mindset hinder many when it comes to their walk with the Lord. I am as guilty as anyone, as I have lived much of my life believing that if God would just simply change my circumstances, I would more deeply believe in His goodness and His sovereignty. But thank God for helping me begin to understand that when I fully place my faith in God, in the very things that I cannot see, is when and only when everything changes.
I am excited to resume our Journey with John series as we continue in John 4:43-54. In one nobleman’s story, we are given great insight into the journey one’s faith often must go through to arrive at a place of mature faith and understanding that no, seeing really doesn’t change everything. In fact, it is believing in the unseen that God often changes everything. I hope you can join us Sunday!