book II: chapter 1-3

Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.’ Thomas answered and said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.‘” (John 20:27-29)

The Light of Faith

The light of faith is contrary
To her instinctive reckoning:
While logic ends at mystery,
Faith finds the unknown beckoning.

The light of faith, when strong and pure,
Will guide her way through mystery.
The wisdom wrought will be obscure,
Yet she will rest with certainty.

By light of faith, her soul is led,
In ways of spirit yet unseen.
In faith’s light, old notions have fled,
Like darkness scattered from the scene.

By faith, His truths will be revealed;
Within her soul, they lay concealed.

May the light of faith scatter the darkness of our former notions of God, and prepare us to journey in the ways of the Spirit.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003