I BELIEVE IN THE SON I BELIEVE IN THE RISEN ONE

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” John 14:1 (NASB)

What does it mean to believe in something? What does it mean to have faith? Is faith a choice? Is faith something you can choose to do even when you’re in the midst of a struggle? Is faith like choosing to be happy? I don’t think so. I think faith is a gift. I think faith is only something you can receive. Believing that the sun will rise comes from the fact that you’ve experienced a sunrise. So believing in the Son comes from the gift of faith that’s given in relationship with the Son. When you proclaim, “I believe in the Son. I believe in the risen One,” means you’ve experienced the resurrection. My encouragement as you meditate on this lyric and passage is to, once again, proclaim and remember that which you received.