Last night Liz Chudej shared with us some of her religious convictions in her witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Right away, Liz said, “I don’t have a blind faith anymore.”
Wow! What a bold statement! And from what I know of Liz, this is true. Her faith in Jesus Christ is not an uninformed, ignorant faith. Instead, her faith is rooted in her reading of the Bible and her own perceptive questions that cut right to the heart of the weightiest theological issues.
“At the heart of it all,” Liz said, “is salvation. The little stuff, like, ‘what exactly should I do or not do’ doesn’t matter. What matters is that Jesus Christ died and then rose again from an empty tomb!”
Liz’s example of faith is one to which all of us can inspire. A well-informed, thought out, inquisitive sort of faith. What inspires me about Liz’s witness is her confidence in salvation. Once we have realized that God goes to the lengths of human life (even death on a cross) to save us, then why need worry about the small stuff?
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, not things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, not anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8: 38-39