We heard a truly inspiring message yesterday on Hebrews 11. The last two verses caught my attention especially, and I love the way The Message states them:
39-40 Not one of these people, even though their lives of faith were exemplary, got their hands on what was promised. God had a better plan for us: that their faith and our faith would come together to make one completed whole, their lives of faith not complete apart from ours.
Hebrews 11:39-40 The Message
There’s such a symbiotic relationship between the “heroes” of the faith and our own lives of faith. I’ll be pondering that for a while this week!