And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. James 2:23 NIV
The boys were too young to go on their own. Their father wasn´t there to take them climbing, but the boys wanted to learn. So, a kind teacher from their school took them under his wing. He took them into Yosemite National Park. He showed them what he could. The boys took to rock climbing like naturals. They learned the skills well. They tried to teach their friends. The kindness that they were shown by that teacher did a lot for the boys. It gave them something to focus on in times when their family was torn. It gave them an escape from a society that races away from all the true and beautiful intentions God has for his children. Do we think that this teacher´s simple act of kindness speaks more of his faith in the Lord than any declaration he could make?
We know that Abraham believed in God. It was credited to him as righteousness. We too can say that we believe in God. But the interesting thing about faith in the God of love is that those who look to Him begin to reflect His great heart. It is when the little things we do show God´s nature and love shining through that demonstrate that the seeds of faith have actually been planted within us. If we are able to love others and do good things for them, it reflects the love of God sprouting and growing in us. Shall we pray that our humble belief molds our hearts to Gods and that those around us can see that God is with us too?
Our best intentions are feeble at best. Please place Your heart in us and help us to look to You. Count our simple yet steady trust in Christ as our righteousness, we pray!