Written by Rev. Craig Moock, pastor, Rural Chapel United Methodist Church in Galena, OH
As we look at practicing faith today, I reminded that one of the oldest methods that people have used to grow their faith has been to tell the stories of God.
Regardless of what we face, when we hear stories of God and God’s faithfulness, it builds our faith and reminds us of how God has worked in the past. These stories have carried God’s people through hard times in the past and they will carry us through in the midst of this present crisis.
One of the main stories which gets shared of God’s faithfulness from the Old Testament is in the book of Exodus about God freeing His people from slavery in Egypt. What is interesting, more contemporarily, is that those who were slaves in America heard the stories of God’s faithfulness in the time of Exodus and that gave them faith that God, too, would deliver them from their slavery.
Today, in a much lesser way, many of us might feel enslaved by how the coronavirus has upended our world. What might the story of the Exodus do to bolster your faith during this time? What stories of God’s Faithfulness might you share with others to bolster faith that God will indeed deliver us from this present crisis?
God is with us. Tell someone about it.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.1 Thessalonians 5:11