The Great Harvest
“Faith is the substance of the things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.… But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb. 11:1-2, 6). Jesus dealt constantly with the ugly realities of this world—tragedy, isolation, disability, cruelty, hypocrisy, slander—all things done by and to sinful people. But because He trusted a good and sovereign God, He was moved with compassion and brought the transforming power of God’s kingdom.