One Sunday evening at our Journey Group meeting, Katie walked in with a question, "What is faith?"
Now, I was not surprised for Katie to be asking such a deep question. After all, Katie came to Journey Group every Sunday with a list of questions written in her journal that she had thought of as she read the assigned scripture each week. The rest of the girls always laughed and settled into their chairs as Katie fired off her list of questions and I returned fire with answers. I absolutely loved it. I was thrilled to see that she was really digging in and wrestling with questions about faith.
Katie is funny, crazy!, and very friendly. She has an outgoing personality that draws lots of people to her. She makes friends at the drop of a hat. And what I learned about Katie is that she loves and prays for her friends, too. I think this profound question, the "what is faith" question, came out of a conversation she was having with a friend who was asking about her faith. She struggled to put it into words. That's why she came to me for help.
I told Katie to give me a couple of days to get my thoughts together and this little graphic is what resulted. I wanted the girls to be able to print it and carry it in a Bible or backpack so they could think about it and share it.
Katie said it helped her. I pray that it helped her friend, too.
It's amazing what you learn when you try to teach others. God is good!