I was just reading the other day about how faith is central to all of life. The writer said ‘you go to a doctor whose name you cannot pronounce and whose degrees you have never verified. He gives you a prescription you cannot read. You take it to a pharmacist you have never seen before. He gives you a chemical compound you do not understand. Then you go home and take the pill according to the instructions on the bottle. All in trusting, sincere faith.
Of course, what’s important is what one places trust in. The power of faith rests in the reliability of its object. The psalmist in Psalm 56: 10,11 says ‘In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise – in God, I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?’ In these rather unusual times – great words.