"That thy faith fail not"

In the twenty-second chapter of Luke it is recorded that Christ Jesus made the following statement to Peter: "Satan hath desired to have you, ... but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not." Words vibrant with meaning today when the world prays for faith!

What is this faith which so illumined the healing ministry of Jesus, and which he deemed so essential that he prayed Peter might possess it? Certainly it was no wavering hope to which Jesus referred. To him faith was an active, constant, unwavering fidelity, a spiritual understanding of the unity of God and man. It included courage and steadfastness undaunted by obstacles.

If the synagogue cast him out, refusing the truth he brought it, Jesus spent no time in self-pity or seclusion; instead, he carried his message to the roadside throngs. On one occasion, we are told, he "continued all night in prayer to God."

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"God cannot be obscured"
September 5, 1942

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