Faith

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Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

 

There is a certain amount of faith required when flying. After all, you must trust in forces you cannot see in order to achieve flight which is something that is distinctly unnatural for land based creatures. Yet no matter how impossible, the prospect of hurtling through the sky in a pressurised tube does not stop millions of commuters worldwide from boarding their flights with confidence.

 

Luke 5:4-6 (ESV)

4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.

 

Jesus often asks us to do things that don’t make sense to us. In this case the disciples had been fishing all night, and despite their capability and best efforts, had managed to catch nothing. Yet at the Word of Christ they went out again, despite their weariness and their logical conclusion of no fish in the area. It was this act of faith that ultimately netted them a catch that was beyond any in their experience.

 

Luke 5:10b

(ESV) And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”

 

This year, I believe that Jesus has called us to once again put out into deep water and to throw our nets in. Whilst we may have been here before, this time we go out by the call of Our Lord and in response to faith. We do this in His timing and in His way. Our own capability is inconsequential. As we sit in the boat, I encourage you to join with me in praying to our Heavenly Father for the next steps in His plan for this fellowship we call NBC. May we be a people who act according to our certain hope in Jesus, and as a result, have the courage to move beyond the visible into uncharted waters.

 

 

—Ps. Adrian

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