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Faith is Believing in Something You Cannot Yet See.

I never understood the power of faith when I was younger. It seemed so abstract. When I was 12, my cousin invited me to see her perform in a live Passion Play. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. (Spoiler alert: Jesus dies on the cross but he does rise from the dead!)

Mary Magdalene sang this gorgeous song about gathering strength from the Lord. After, she runs to tell the Apostles that Jesus has risen. No one believes her, except John, who also saw the empty tomb. I felt this.


How often had I said something to someone and they did not believe me? They did not see what I saw. This doubt that Mary came up against was strong and powerful. However, it came to an end when Jesus appeared to them and said, “You believe Thomas, because you can see, Blessed are those who have not seen but believe.”


These words were so powerful to me at a young age because I have always been one to keep the faith in adversity.

I have a powerful inner strength.

It’s not solely positivity; it’s a true and pure belief that there is something more than this world. Each person I meet embodies that, though many have lost their belief. Fear, stress, anxiety, overwhelm, expectations, guilt and shame are of this world, yet they can be released, forgiven and healed.


The only emotion stronger than hate is hope. If you’ve lost hope, then I can hold it up for you. I can walk with you through the darkness and I promise you, I will never lose faith.


I hold faith for others when it is too hard for them to have it for themselves. There are people just like me all over. You see them everyday; your neighbors, co-workers, friends and strangers.

They are what I call ‘Faith-Keepers’.

The only emotion stronger than hate is hope. If you’ve lost hope, then I can hold it up for you. I can walk with you through the darkness and I promise you, I will never lose faith.

Now is the time for the Faith-Keepers to rise.

Now is the time for hope.

Now is the time for love.

Now is the time for compassion.

Now is the time to believe.


After all, faith is all that is certain in uncertainty.


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