Footsteps of Faith

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:2 KJV

Take one step on the road where our Savior leads
Take hold of that hand that can set you free
Follow His voice and choose to believe
These are faith’s footsteps to Calvary

With each step as we follow our Master’s feet
While close by His side we choose to keep 
On faith’s path to a place where God’s grace we meet
There He’ll open our eyes and His face we’ll see!

Footsteps of Faith by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022
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My Little Boat

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” Mark 4:35

Once a year my wife and I pack our bags and prepare for vacation. In the weeks leading up to our trip we buy a few things, get our suitcases out and make arrangements for everything we can think of. Our excitement builds as we imagine weeks of unfettered schedules and new experiences. Jesus is inviting each of us to prepare, and to be ready for new things. But His challenge contains a phrase we may have missed, Jesus said “Let’s!”  That single word makes all the difference in our lives when we launch out to points unknown.

The “Let’s,” invitation of Jesus reminds me of a song we used to sing in Portuguese at our Brazilian church called, “Meu Barquinho,”. That title means “My Little Boat”, and my favorite part of the lyrics say, “Sail away with faith in Jesus, because this is the way we will see what beautiful things He will do, because with Him we will be secure.”

So, if your horizon seems forbidding and your boat seems so very small, remember that in your little boat travels the King of kings and the Captain of all ships. No matter the distance we have to travel or what storms we have to face, Jesus say’s “Let’s go!” because He plans to travel with us! Our Lord will never abandon our little boat and with Him we will be secure, and He will show us what beautiful things He can do!

No More a Dim Reflection

Loving those God who gives us
With both arms open wide
We catch a glimpse in them of Him
Who waits the other side

For now we know so little of
What Heaven will be like
Or those He greatly treasures
And what is precious in His sight

But then – Yes then! We’ll fully know
The One we see in part
No more a dim reflection then
For there we’ll see His heart!

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV

No More a Dim Reflection by Peter Caligiuri
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