Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1 as “…the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Small children have faith in their parents for all things. They don’t question it, they simply have “faith” that things will be provided when they need them. What would it be like if we trusted in God, our Father, with this faith.
In the Gospel of St. Matthew we read:
Matt. 8:24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. 25 Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!" 26 But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
At this time, our daily lives are like those of the Apostles in the boat. We too can learn to have faith as the Apostles learned. Christ does not judge us for our lack of faith, He strengthens us. When Christ rebuked the storm He assured us that our faith in Him will deliver us. Jesus Christ who knows all, knew there would be a storm coming, He took the Apostles out on the boat, He fell asleep. He did this to give the Apostles and us faith; to show the power of faith and the protection of faith.
John 20:29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."
May we pray for faith.