MORNING MEDITATION

“Keep The Faith!”

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“Keep The Faith!”(Heb.11:8-10).
“By Faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”
The American dream and Luther King’s “I have a dream” are all rooted in the American Declaration of Independence.
It is implied that, “The American dream is a concept rooted in the belief that every individual, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to achieve success, and social mobility through hard work, and perseverance. It embodies the ideals of freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness.” In this sense the dream should not be limited to America as anyone can make it anywhere as long as there is freedom, equality, and the possibility of pursuing happiness in that place.
The American dream is a limited version of the Abrahamic dream. We note that Abraham spoke with God only through visions and dreams; and there is usually no outright dichotomy between the two.
Visions and dreams are propellants to faith. When you dream it and believe it, the results become positive. Martin Luther King’s dream was faith induced, so it came to pass or it is bit by bit coming to pass.
If Abraham had lived after America we would have considered that his sojourns was a quest to fulfil the American dream.
After the dream, it is faith that carries us to that place of fulfilment. When we are growing up, none of us knows then where we shall be or what we shall become. But we imagine the future and dream about it, or see visions about it. Then the still and silent voice within whispers to us to hold on to the dream, to be focused on the vision and not to let the fire of hope go out.
Yet, all is transitory! There is no permanence! All of life, just like a dream is transient. The most solid structure that we have today – including the pyramids of Egypt – are still as fragile and has only paperweight.
We are pilgrims living in tents like nomads. Our dreams should see beyond any kind of American dream. By faith we should look forward to inheriting “the city with foundations whose architect is God.” Jesus Christ the suffering Messiah of Lent is the solid Rock on which we stand. He is the foundation that God, the architect has laid; all other foundations are on sinking sand.
Yes, there is a land fairer and better than the promised land. By faith we can see it afar, and by faith we shall be there to reign eternally with Christ the King.
Prayer of the day and week: My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvary. Keep me safe in thy bosom. Amen!
Welcome back to a new working day and week! Have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!
Rev Babila Fochang.

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