Issue 61, Jan-Apr 2020

Faith Amidst Uncertainties

Scripture defines faith as, “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Heb. 11. 1) Ancient patriarchs of biblical faith, epitomized by Abraham, “when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” (Heb. 11.8).

          Today, in the midst of global Covid-19 pandemic and widespread fear that can paralyse us if left unchecked, political uncertainties of the future of Malaysia in terms of combating economic slowdown and containing the coronavirus, we are called to fix our eyes and hope on Jesus, Saviour, returning Lord and King of the universe, who is, “the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Heb. 13.8).

          In the light of our gaze upon the reigning King Jesus, fear of the unknown future will melt away and faith will arise as we as a Church continue to take marching orders from the Commander-in-Chief. This expression of faith in God’s control and sovereignty will cause evangelism and discipleship to be central, and taking risks for the glory of God to be a norm. (Heb. 11)

          Let faith amongst God’s people arise!