I would be remiss if I created this blog and didn’t include a section on faith.
Faith looms large in my life and has for most of my life. Feeling a pull and a sense that God existed in the small details in my life seemed to haunt me from childhood, and I am sure the fact that I had a praying mother had much to do with my own faith.
In light of the pandemic, and what it meant to the world last year and perhaps forever more, many people came to terms with death on a larger scale than they had ever encountered previously. Most people at least know of someone who passed away or had the virus. In New York City, where I live, death was looming large in the early days of the pandemic. Hospitals were full, and death was in the air. People experienced these things like never before, the sights and sounds were frightening, and of a magnitude that we, in our privileged lives had never experienced like many other generations had. There was no chance to mourn or memorialize loved ones who passed away. Often, people just fell ill, went into the hospital and never came out. It was shocking and horrific and we were locked up and isolated.
It was a devastating time for so many of us, and because of that, many people started to think of their own mortality. Some drew closer to God, and others began to doubt God. How could a good God allow this to happen to the world?
I don’t have the answers, but I wanted to create a space to talk about faith and for others to share their faith.
My faith in Christ adds to my peace of mind, and for anyone who might be searching here’s a space where you might find a word of inspiration.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
How does one explain faith in God?
It can be challenging because as the verse above says, it cannot be seen. It’s also challenging because we are living in a time where people of faith are often frowned upon, looked at as less intelligent, using religion as a crutch, the Bible and it’s teachings are archaic and obsolete, and has no place in this progressive new world order.
I submit that without belief in God, one is given license to live as they wish without consequence. After all, if there is no judgement in the hereafter, and there is no such thing as eternal punishment, why should one believe? Why should one behave well?
“If you consider that the human race has been around for thousands of years, the last two or three hundred don’t seem that long. And it is in that short time that our beliefs have shifted from a certainty in truth to a denial that it even exists.”(Focus on the Family)
“Everything worked fine until we started coming up with questions and problems that science couldn’t answer. It took nearly 200 years, but eventually people started to realize that science and reason hadn’t eliminated the problems of poverty, crime and hunger. After a while, we became discouraged with trying to find a better solution and decided that there just isn’t a solution.” (Focus on the Family)
I have come across many believers in the silver sister community, and I have made a few friends as well, so I just wanted to create a space here where we can share our faith in this season of life. We are in our forties, fifties, sixties, and beyond. We have lived more than just a little bit. I’m tapping into my Silver Sisters who are also believers, and I wanted share some of the things they have to say. Angela Lewis-Wright is an Actress, Model, and Standup Comic sharing a piece of her faith.
Check out her video below: