The Ongoing Journey of Faith
By narrating the stories of these exemplars of faith, the author of Hebrews surely means for hearers to read themselves into the journey of faith. We are to take Abraham and Sarah as exemplars. While we have received promises about the ultimate triumph of God’s purposes for God’s world, we have not yet arrived at the ultimate destination. We have not seen the completion of those promises. Yet because God’s promises are sure, we may live with confident expectation of God’s fidelity to God’s promises. Can we join with this early Christian preacher who speaks from Hebrews and give our congregation a hopeful word of reassurance that their faith is not in vain, that they are walking in the right direction with Christ?