There is the faith that raised up the dead. The faith that opened up a closed womb. The faith that opened the sight of the blind. The faith that recovered what was lost.
On the other hand, there is the faith that did not raise up the dead. The faith that did not open a closed womb. The faith that was powerless against the onslaught of evil. And the faith that got your butt kicked all over the place.
Both faiths are one and the same.
For many generations, we have heard about the miraculous things done by faith. In the process, we have drowned out the voice of other credible witnesses who tell us the other side of faith - the shells of broken promises and husks of unfulfilled hopes - the ironical signs of a covenant on its way to fulfillment.
The triumphant side of faith brings lots of benefits to its teachers...
- Hebrews 11:39
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