“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”
Patti and I were glued to the TV yesterday afternoon as Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship. Beyond our own inability to tear our eyes away from what was happening in front of us, we commented on the thousands whom were there who will forever say that they were eyewitnesses to his comeback victory. In the same day I realized that soon there will be no eyewitnesses of the time I spent working so hard in the companies that allowed me to work for them. I hate to say it but the same will be true for all of us. We were once there, then gone and before long no one who actually saw us work will be there any longer and finally we are gone. Why do I bring up such a depressing thing? Well, because when we think that we are indispensable then we have lost perspective. We are the eyewitnesses to what is happening right now and we need to make the most of that, but we also need to remember that we aren’t all that important that others won’t be there after us.
The Apostles were the eyewitnesses of Jesus. They had to have been at the right place, during three years of Jesus’ life, otherwise they missed Him. All the rest of those who came after who carried on who He was into all parts of the world, didn’t need to be an eyewitness to still be a witness. It’s encouraging to me that we follow a God who allows us to enter into His eternal Kingdom without having to be an eyewitness; only a believer of what we never could see. The best faith trip of all time!
Reference: Hebrews 11:1 (New Living Translation)