My family loves bread. Plain old white bread. Every time we open the lid of the bread maker upon its completion we are surprised. The loaf never looks the same way twice. Sometimes we create fluffy white bread, and other times a hard dense loaf of goodness. The only conclusion I am left with is, “What’s up with the yeast?”
I never thought about it before, but yeast and faith share a thread of similarity. Too little yeast can cause bread to stay unleavened. For the Israelites, unleavened bread was their manna while exiting Egypt-bread for the journey-and their faith was tested and perhaps depleted as they waited to be set free from Pharaoh’s tyranny.
Jesus once questioned Peter on his lack of faith when he climbed out of the boat, but perhaps Peter had more faith then all the other disciples who did not dare to rise up and leave the boat. Faith, whether great or small, has the potential to do great things, and it is Christ who centres us, blesses us, and leads us in faith to rise up as children of God.
Uplifting God, may your presence in our lives raise us to new heights and opportunities for your ministry. Amen. — TLR