Friday of Week 3 – Heb 10:32-39; Ps 36:3-6,23-24,39-40; Mark 4:26-34
At this point in time the words of the Letter to the Hebrews sounds strange: after you received the light you endured a great onslaught of suffering, you were exposed to public ridicule, you suffered persecution . . . you were imprisoned, captive and had your property plundered . . .
This was centuries ago. And yet if we look at the history of Christianity, such stories constantly repeat themselves. And persist until today. And the author of the Letter to the Hebrews encourages his readers to persevere in faith since the Lord will soon come. And you will possess better and lasting wealth . . .
My faith has rarely cost me much. Oh, a few strange looks, stupid smiles, and harsh words. I am fortunate that I have never had to pay a really high price. So, all the more I owe God great gratitude . . .
Jesus, You teach me to notice and appreciate what is small, because from a small seed, thanks to Your help, my faith grows. Make my faith strong enough to bear all that may befall me. Amen.