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Life of Faith, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

45- A Strong Faith

 

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صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قوة القلب، قلب قوي، الحب

5. A Strong Faith

It is faith that is able to do anything (Mark 9:23), it can overcome any obstacle, it does not see anything impossible. It was said about ZerubbabelWho are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!” (Zech. 4:7).

It is faith that can place its foot in water so as to cross the Red Sea in the days of Moses (Ex. 14:22), and to cross the Jordan river in the days of Joshua (Joshua 3). It can walk inside the great sea or river with waters surrounding it like a gate on its right and on its left without any fear.

It is faith that can strike the rock and water comes out of it (Ex. 17:6). It is faith that walks in the desert without any food or guide collecting its food from the manna descending from heaven day by day (Ex. 16:21) guided by the cloud in the day time and by the fire rod at night (Num 9:15-23).

It is the strong faith which Elijah said through it “There shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word” (1 Kin 17: 1), and thus “it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the

heaven gave rain” (James 5: 17-18), and that is how he could close and open the sky.

There are many examples about this strong faith. There are many other examples of this kind but they appear in another form.


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