(John 20:30-31; Hebrews 11:1,6)
The Situation: Children ask, “Can you prove it?“ Some kids are taught to believe that the scientific method is the ultimate test of validity. In their worldview, people who believe in miraculous events are simple-minded and uninformed. Faith is a weakness that cannot stand up to scientific reasoning.
The Solution: In reality, faith forms a bridge that connects truth and hope. At one end, the bridge of faith rests securely upon the tangible foundation of Scripture. The events revealed in the Bible are factual and historically reliable. On the other end, the bridge of faith reaches toward God’s intan- gible promises yet to come. Because we know certain things that are true, we have faith. Because we believe, certain things will become true.
What You Can Do: Faith is like a muscle—the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. To express faith doesn’t require a long leap, but it does include short steps. Practice small steps of faith with your kids. Read frequently (Romans 10:17). Pray expectantly (Matthew 21:22). Walk uprightly (Galatians 5:16).
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