What is faith? Hebrews 11 describes it as” confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” I like to think of it as belief in action.
Like Joseph (as in Jesus’ earthly dad, not technicolor dream coat).
Joseph responded repeatedly in obedience every time God directs him…and these are crazy directions by all earthly understanding!
“Mary, though pregnant, is a virgin. Marry her!”
“The king of all the land wants to kill your baby. Leave!”
The king has died go back to Israel…oh wait, there is a bad ruler there. Go to Nazareth!”
These are NOT normal commands. Yet, Joseph obeyed.
God would have ensured Jesus’ success as a perfect sacrifice regardless of Joseph – because His love for us is too great. BUT, Joseph listened and followed God. He played his part to bring God’s perfect will of how Jesus would come to us.
I want faith that responds to the seemingly ridiculous…
because often the seemingly ridiculous leads to the mirculous!