- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Put Your Hand in the Hand of God (Hoffacker)
"Go into the darkness," Abraham tells us. "Do as I and all the saints have done," he says. "Put you hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."
- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Seeing Beyond the Horizon! (Donovan)
Some people scoff at Christians because we live by faith—because we believe that which we cannot yet see. They have at our "pie-in-the-sky" outlook. They say, "You only go around once. Can't you see that! Grab all the gusto you can get!" And we reply, "No! We don't just go around once! There is something more, and we have seen it!"
- Hebrews 11:1-2, 32 – 12:1 Monumental Faith (London)
All Saints' Day is the day in the life of the Church where we specifically seek to remember that God works through human beings like you and me. On All Saints' Day we remember that God's presence, although everywhere all the time, is made most real and tangible when communicated through ordinary people.
- Hebrews 11:32 – 12:2 The Importance of Heroes (Bowen)
The saints are anyone who makes Christ real and relevant to our lives. I have my own collection: Albert Schweitzer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Abraham Lincoln, and a dozen others who have been a part of my life through the years. I try to listen to them. I try to remember them. See Jesus in and through them.
- Hebrews 11:8-10 Learning to Live as a Transient (Bowen)
Tony Campolo tells about a study in which fifty people over the age of 95 were asked one question: "If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?" Three answers constantly re-emerged and dominated the results. 1. I would reflect more. 2. I would risk more. 3. I would do more things that would live on after I am gone.