On the Nature of Faith


For a moment just think about these lines from the old hymn: “I come to the Garden alone when the dew is still on the roses. And he walks with me, and he talks with me, and he tells me I am his own.”

Well, that has never happened to me. God does not seem to be walking with me and talking with me in the way that song implies. Also, I’m not spending my days strolling with God in a beautiful flower garden! The same is true of many of today’s praise songs, which are like love songs to Jesus. But that kind of intimacy often just isn’t there for me.

What is going on here? Am I lost? Maybe I am. If I am really a Believer why don’t things like that garden happen to me?

Have you ever wondered about why faith can sometimes be so hard?

We will consider some of these things on Sunday June 12. I will be preaching as Dr Ernie and Dr Carol will be in Oregon at their son’s wedding that day. I promise that the sermon will be less than fifty minutes.

blessings, John

Listen to Dr John Shumway’s thoughts on “On the Nature of Faith” shared on Sunday, June 12.