A song my children sing says:
Faith is knowing the sun will rise, lighting each new day.
Faith is knowing the Lord will hear my prayer each time I pray.
Faith is like a little seed--if planted it will grow.
Faith is a feeling within my heart. When I do right I know.
I've been thinking about faith this week. Today, I would rewrite the song for me to say:
Faith is getting up each morning, day after day after day.
Faith is falling to my knees, even when I don't want to pray.
Faith is planting little seeds, and watering them, too.
Faith isn't something I think or feel, it's mostly something I do.
I've been struck by how much faith it takes to get up day after day and go about life--to feed the kids and clean the house, to invest in relationships and sacrifice for others, to let go of good things to make space for better things, to continue after tragedy. I am surrounded by faith every day.