By Kristen Entwistle
When I put together a jigsaw puzzle, I start with the outside edges. Once I have the corners connected and the outline of the puzzle, I can start working on the inside – the harder part.
Hebrews 11 is a little bit of a puzzle for us because we aren’t as familiar with some of the stories and people that the writer mentions. One of the people we’ll look at today (Enoch) only gets a measly seven verses in the whole Bible! And yet, even though some of the puzzle pieces may be missing in these stories, there is so much we can learn from them.
What we do know is that by faith we understand that the universe was formed by God. We know that Abel was faithful, and Enoch was faithful and that we can follow their example.
I often find that I do not have all the puzzle pieces to my life. I don’t understand why certain things happen. I don’t always understand why I am where I am. Maybe you’ve been there too. These stories remind us that life is often a puzzle. It isn’t always clear. But the pieces of the puzzle that we do have make at least this much clear: faith tells us that God created us, hears us, and wants to walk with us. And in the midst of all the missing puzzle pieces, that’s a pretty amazing picture.
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