Archives for posts with tag: eroomanedref

What is the measure of faith?

I lay down every night, I expect to wake up every morning-and breathe-that’s faith.

I wake up every morning, I expect to be able to see with my eyes, open my mouth and speak-that’s faith.

I wake up, I expect to remember my name, who I am, and where I am-that’s faith.

I wake up, I expect to able to move my arms, my hands, my legs, to get out the bed-that’s faith.

I flip on the light switch, I expect the lights to come on-that’s faith.

I turn on the faucet, I expect the water to come out-that’s faith.

I expect to able to groom myself, put on my clothes/shoes the right way, cook for/feed myself-that’s faith.

I get in my car and turn the ignition, I expect the car to start-that’s faith.

I send my children to school, I expect them to come home safely-that’s faith.

I travel to/from work, school, etc., I expect to arrive/return safely home-that’s faith.

…And when these things don’t happen, I am shocked…

So what is faith?

I am: convicted, confident, convinced; I have a fundamental trust, a reality, a hope, a proof-of what I do not see.

 

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

 

Advertisements

Image

Photo Source: http://www.public-domain-image.com/full-image/nature-landscapes-public-domain-images-pictures/winter-public-domain-images-pictures/edge-of-forest-in-winter-scenic.jpg-free-stock-photo.html

 

I love winter.

The cold wakes you up, or makes you wrap up under the sheets, blankets, comforters-pajamas?

Snow. The laughter of children enjoy this special treat when it hangs around for awhile.

The beauty of the naked trees, sometimes encased like glass under the ice. Odd, peculiar shapes hidden by leaves now show.

Bundle up: thermal underwear under layers of clothes, hats, mittens, socks and stockings, boots, scarves, and more.

Hot Tea with lemon, several cups warm you up. Soothe. Calm. Necessary to do this time of the year, but it is Pure Pleasure.

Warmth from the fireplace, listen to the sounds of the wood burning in the flames. Watch the embers glow as it finally goes out.

 

Hearty meals of stews, chunky vegetable soups, thick pieces of bread, mouth watering smells of pumpkin and sweet potato pies.

Time with family in close quarters. Read. Play games. Watch TV. Laugh. Catch up. Enjoy each other.

…and the wind blows, as the quiet of night falls.