A faith that floats.
I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:9-10
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you came from. It doesn’t matter what you have done or even what people may think about you. The truth is you have been called by God, chosen to be His servant to live in the fullness of faith because of Jesus.
To many religious self righteous people Joseph and Mary were a foolish young couple. She had become pregnant before marriage and he had chosen to stand with her and protect her from the shame of a nullified wedding or being stoned to death for such an unforgivable sin. They had seen visions and had visitations by angels telling them that the child she was bearing was from God, the promised Messiah. None of it made much sense but they had the faith to keep believing they were called and chosen for such a time as this.