Last Sunday Pastor Sean kicked off our message series entitled “Faith That Works,” an in-depth look into Hebrews chapter 11. It was great to see ‘the man behind the guitar,’ and hear his powerful testimony of how Christ had revealed himself to him at the age of 17. When Sean decided to put his faith in Jesus, he did so because he became convinced that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)-the only solid foundation to build his life on.
In the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford’s character needs to cross a huge, gaping crevice. The problem? There is no bridge to cross the divide. He is told, “only in a leap from the lion’s head will [you] prove [your] worth.” So, in a moment of surrender, he clutches his chest, closes his eyes and steps off the ledge…safely onto a bridge that is revealed after his leap. Whew!
Indiana Jones had no basis for trusting that his leap of faith would be rewarded. Yet, people who trust in Jesus have the Bible to guide their steps, containing the promises of God such as “I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)” and “I have prepared a place for you (John 14:2).” When you put your faith in Jesus, although you cannot see him, there is ample evidence that he will be there for you. Just check out the faith chapter (Hebrews 11).