Biblical Faith

Biblical faith is the radical abandonment of our whole being in grateful trust and love to the God disclosed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ: so that we become willing agents in a costly confrontation with every form of evil and unjust suffering in the world. This faith involves us in embracing the pain and confusion of others, and in being willing to live with uncertainty ourselves while moving forwards a future that is already at work among us.

– Vinoth Ramachandra, Gods that Fail: Modern Idolatry & Christian Mission, pp. 40-41, quoted in Paul David Tripp’s, A Quest for More, p. 76.

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Tim Hughes – Whole World In His Hands

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the video I linked to yesterday go check it out now. These are the lyrics to the song by Tim Hughes that is used in the video – it is very powerful and has so many implications for those passionately fighting for the lives of the orphans of the world.

When all around is fading
And nothing seems to last
When each day is filled with sorrow
Still I know with all my heart

He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
I’ll fear no evil
For You are with me
Strong to deliver
Mighty to save
He’s got the whole world in His hands

When I walk through fire
I will not be burned
When the waves come crashing ’round me
Still I know with all my heart