In our Adult Confirmation Class that has met during Lent, we talked about writing a statement of faith. We also discussed how inadequate the verb believe is as a translation of the Greek word for faith, which is a verb. Trust would be a better choice, as far as English goes. With that in mind, in the waning hours of this Good Friday . . .
I don’t believe in Jesus; I trust him.
I trust the darkness of today is not the last word.
I trust that the story doesn’t end with the Resurrection.
I trust God never quits looking for us.
I trust God finds some people in different ways than I was found.
I trust there are times when God speaks and I’m the one hearing nothing but the wind.
I trust Jesus is who he said he was.
I trust there is more to Jesus than what I see.
I trust my faith makes my life worth it, regardless of what comes next.
I trust it is more important to be loving than it is to be right.
I trust that God is still speaking.
I trust God is speaking to more than just me.
I trust God’s love is the final word, no matter what else is said.
I trust it will be a word we all can hear.