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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 3, 2015

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TUESDAY, March 3

John 4:48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

I have a friend who prides himself on being a doubting Thomas. He doubts everything, and he doubts things even more when they are accompanied by signs and wonders. He doesn’t believe in God, but he comes to church every Sunday, and he tithes. I have a lot of respect for him.

Jesus constantly called those around him to a deeper and deeper faith. Deep faith requires belief in God even in the darkest nights. It is easy to believe when things are clear, when we get our way, and when the path forward is smooth and obvious. How do we—and our faith—show up during the difficult times?

I have written about the faith of the slaves. The slaves kept their faith alive, even in the bleakest of times.

I think about my friend who does not believe in God, and I am always delighted to see him in church. His presence encourages me to believe even when there are no signs and wonders. I keep telling him that God believes in him—and in all of us.

PRAY for the Diocese of Mbeere (Kenya)

Today the Church remembers John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788.

Ps 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Jeremiah 2:1-13; Romans 1:16-25; John 4:43-54



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