Mon, 16 November 2015
November 1, 2015
On the March
Synopsis: Today, November 1st in many traditions of the Christian Church is All Saints Day. This year it fell on a Sunday (Orthodox churches always celebrate the Sunday of All Saints). It is a day set aside to remember heroes of the faith. “Halloween” actually means “All Hallows’ Eve.” Thus, it is the evening before “All Saints Day.”
The Christian life is often described by the use of metaphors. Christians are identified as “pilgrims” on a “journey.” Where does that journey lead? Hebrews 11 has a list of “saints” found in the Old Testament. All of them failed to achieve all they hoped for in life. It also assures us that the end of their faith journey was not in this world. God has prepared something far better that what this world can contain. That is why the “saints” of Christianity are “on the march.
Text (NLT): Hebrews 11:1-2, NLT, NRSV, CEV; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, NRSV; 2 Corinthians 11:13-16, Hebrews 11:13-16, NRSV