Monday, July 9, 2012

Invested in a Promise

Spectators thought he was crazy.
Crowds of jeering people mocked him on every side.
Nobody believed a man would invest the entirety of his possessions in a promise.

The thought of such an immense body of water, called a flood, seemed ludicrous. Rain was an abstraction.
Yet Noah never doubted the promise of God.

Faith beyond the conceivable.

. . .

Would you stake your complete livelihood on a promise?
Be willing to yield everything in the trust of its fulfillment?
Endure ridicule, rejection and contempt when there is no tangible evidence of that promise?

I hope so.

Because we have a promise too…
The promise of eternity.

And though nations may scorn our faith in the intangible, we must trust the promise.
Regardless of appearances we must exercise faith beyond the conceivable.

. . .

Noah made an entire investment. He ventured everything in his possession for that promise.
Are we willing to do the same?


  1. Thanks, Glesni. I needed that today.

  2. I hope so also… It reminds me of what Jesus said—"As the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of man be…" Thanks for sharing, SIster.


    ~Josiah | Begin the Song of Praise

  3. Amen! We need that strong cord of faith. "As the perilous path narrowed, they took off their shoes. However, along the way they found ropes, representing faith, let down; these increased in size as they progressed...To what is the cord attached? Hesitating and distressed, they heard the words “God holds the cords. We need not fear.”

    1. I love that vision. God truly does hold the cords…