Hebrews 11 Devotional #1: Starless Nights
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible." – Hebrews 11:1-3
Creator God, you who spoke the galaxies that hang in the night sky,
Instill in us the capacity to hope and to live into our hopes—
to remain open to assurance in the midst of ambiguity and disruption.
Allow us to rest in trust that you hold our unseen futures in your hands,
and that you speak the ongoing-ness of our journeys
in the same way you spoke their beginnings.
When we are feeling our way through starless nights,
we know that your light is within us and around us,
and will reveal itself with the certain-coming dawn.
Convince us that you are present to us in the middle of our uncertainties,
and assure us of your kindness
when we can’t muster hope. -Amen