Faith Takes Courage

Pastor Marvin Arnpriester

Pastor Marvin Arnpriester

Sr. Pastor Marvin Arnpriester

Steven Charleston has written the following, which I believe speaks to the present realities we are living in and through:

Faith is a risk that keeps testing us.

Do we believe good will overcome evil?

Do we believe healing can happen?

Do we believe people can change?

Do we believe we can make a difference?

There are a thousand questions we confront in a thousand different ways, all asking us if we are still willing to dare to believe, even in the face of long odds and contrary evidence.

Having faith takes courage. It takes an open mind and a strong heart.

We are not observers of life, but participants.

We act on what we believe.

We put ourselves on the line for our faith. The risk is real. But so is the power that moves us to accept the cost of love and this price of freedom.

I respond to his words with this prayer: Lord, I believe, help my unbelief…