Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
How can faith be tested apart from trials? Though our faith may be shaken it is never broken. Having been tested, faith is then strengthened. The apostate, being severely confronted and assaulted, surrenders his profession; while the Christian, though he may waver and falter, never wholeheartedly turns back. What a mystery it is that in what we many times think to be a sure footing is merely the occasion of weakness, which in turn grants occasion for strengthening. Faith when it is so strained, may seem to be pressed under unbearable weight, but is in the end all the more lively through its near death experience.