A Leap of Faith

My favorite movie is called “Leap of Faith”. Steve Martin plays Reverend Jonas Nightingale, a traveling con man who would trade salvation for a donation in any town he can cash in on. He uses smoke and mirror tricks to convince people he can perform miracles and wonders. While in one poor farming town, the “Reverend” witnesses a real miracle. God heals a boy’s crippled feet and brings a much needed rain for their crops. But the most shocking miracle was when the fake Reverend recognizes the genuine article, repents of his sins, and walks away from his money-making “ministry”. It’s a great story of God’s grace and power that results in repentance and redemption. (Hint: If you see the movie, pay attention to what the Reverend says about his ring and his hat).

No matter how bad a person may be, God is always at work drawing that person to himself with his grace and power. God knows how to reach the hardest heart. And he chooses to work through us to display that grace and power.

(John 8:12) Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

As you follow Jesus, find your confidence to be the light of the world because you have the light of the world working in you. …So take a leap of faith and get ready for a miracle.

—Pastor Lee

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

5767 Sellger Drive

Norfolk, Virginia 23502

(757) 466-8999

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