The joy of living is contagious. Each day it comes like the light which shines brighter and brighter. In short, it’s our daily bread dished out for us to taste its sweetness. This heavenly delicacy which is sweeter than honey accompanies us on our faith journey. Faith is a free and everlasting gift with no limits. It’s special and supernatural. Supremely, it’s like heaven on earth while people traverse its fields picking beautiful flowers. This journey is by the loving care of our Creator who dwells on high. In our divinely orchestrated world people move independently with a special passion walking by faith, and not by sight. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), a major Dutch Post-Impressionist painter said, “I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.” Van Gogh was talking about divine guidance in his faith walk. So why shouldn’t we do the same?
A Joyful Witness
Let your shout for joy and penetrate the night air. Be happy when you witness to others by showing an attitude of thanksgiving to the divinity that is loving and just. God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao is our bread that feeds us with an abundance of blessings. For our benefit this Ultimate Reality has bestowed us with the gift of knowledge. As a testament to such a gift innovators have invented devices that make our lives more enjoyable. Daily, the Eternal Essence’s sustenance continues to uplift our souls. We’re able to journey through life with confidence, patience, and perseverance. In doing so, we relentlessly storm heaven with prayers for the good things of life. These prayers bring relief to souls longing to discover life’s blessings.
The Journey of Faith
A professor of Internet Law at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Johnathan Zittrain (b. 1969) wrote, “If you entrust your data to others, they can let you down or outright betray you.” In modern society which depends on the flow of data Zittrain’s statement is true. On the Internet there’s concern about security, but people have to trust others, and have faith they will do what’s in our best interest. Being able to trust is important for the proper functioning of our society. This task is never easy, but also depends on a Creator whom people depend for sustenance.
Believers grow in faith through their Church, Temple, or Synagogue. By such a gift they have hope and look forward to the day when they will be in paradise. These teachings are rich and prophetic. Love is in the world. These believers’ security is often alluded to and their souls are at peace. They are shining lights to other men and women.
A Chinese philosopher, poet, and founder of Taoism, Lao Tzu (604 B.C.–531 B.C.) wrote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” This expression is wise because accomplishments might not necessary come in the form of mountains, or leaps, and bounds, but in the form of a little mustard seed that grows abundantly. In John 5:35 it’s written, “He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.” All it takes is a flicker to illuminate a dark pathway. This is the kind of faith that brings light in people’s lives. Truly, light enlightens our darkest deeds. This could be demonstrated by the way people care for creation that’s a special gift to us.