Hebrews 11 to 13 Others Tell the Story of Faith
Long ago in a faraway land, isn’t that how fairy tales begin? Yes, they often do, but this is not a fairy tale! It happened long ago in a faraway land, and the voices of those in the story tell a story of faith that they hope you will embrace.
The Hebrews author wants you to know the real Christmas story as told, not by words, but by the lives of Abel, Enoch, Noah, and others. Each one says, I never saw Christ or touched Him or heard his voice, but I believed by faith. Like Abraham, God took that as my confession and counted me, just as him, righteous. [Rom 4:3] Christ was the light that came into the world; centuries later, the Apostle Paul added that this light “died for our sins according to the scriptures; he was buried, and he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” [1C or 15:3-4] Peter added his voice, “You do not see him now, but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy…”[1Peter 1:8-9]
They all were telling about the Christ Child, the Messiah. Their story is true and not a fairy tale. We pray that you join them and believe by faith this Christmas so God can call you righteous.