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Sunday Sermonizing: The Transition

I am writing to you, little children,
because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake.

I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men,
because you have overcome the evil one.

I write to you, children,
because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men,
because you are strong,
and the word of God abides in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.
— 1 John 2:12-14

Vantage Points

  1. Child Faith
    Simple. Straightforward. Jubilant.
  2. Young Person Faith
    Strong. Competitive. Robust. Athletic.
  3. Old Person Faith
    Wise. Complex. Layered. Impenetrable.

Each kind of faith sits in a solid place. Perched on a rock with a clear view of the past - and at least a misty outlook of what is to come.

The vantage points are clear.

But, we spend a limited amount of time at the vantage points. We spend the vast majority of life in transition. And it's hard to see while in transition. In fact, sometimes it's impossible to see at all.

Most of our travel time on this planet is spent in transition. I'm pretty sure that's intentional.

It's in the transition that faith is buttressed for the next vantage point.

Embrace transition.

That's how faith matures.