It was a disorienting and painful time in my life. I had recently divorced, changed jobs, moved to a different house, and was just beginning to adjust to having joint custody of my daughter. Each step toward establishing order in my house helped me begin to orient myself to this new phase of life. Yet night after night, I would slip back into disorientation, often waking up and not knowing where I was. When this happened, I would first make certain where I was—in this unfamiliar bedroom within a strange house that had not yet become a home. Then, once I knew where I was, I would awaken more fully and determine if my daughter Suzanne was with me or with her Dad.
Faith, like wholeness itself, is a divine idea. A divine idea exists beyond the domain of time and space. We cannot describe it, define it or conceptualize it. A divine idea has infinite possibilities for expressing itself within the realm of time and space. As with any divine idea, we can know faith only through direct experience. It is like the wind; we can see its effect but we cannot see the thing itself.
Faith can be expressed as a so-called miracle, and faith can be expressed in the quiet workings of nature. Its true character is a mystery. Its manifestations may be mysterious or commonplace. Faith is the power to see a possibility, and it is the power to realize that possibility.
Within all persons, all things, moves the Spirit, which is God.
"Before Abraham was, I am" (John 8:58). Beyond speech, beyond thought, beyond sight is this living presence, this light that forever burns, this power that is life, that is God.
The mystery hidden for ages and generations ... Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col.1:26, 27).
"I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25). Jesus spoke from the divine. He spoke the universal language that all understand.
"I and the Father are one" (John 10:30).