Patricia Hofer

Walking with the Saviour confers inner stillness and security.

In Mere Christianity, after describing the first level of faith as doctrinal believing, in the next Faith chapter CS Lewis talks “about Faith in the second sense, the higher sense.” He writes that “Christians have often disputed as to whether what leads the Christian home is good actions, or Faith in Christ.” And then Lewis offers this: “A serous moral effort is the only thing that will bring you to the point where you throw up the sponge [give up trying to save yourself]. Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair at that point: and out of that Faith in Him good actions must inevitably come.” Then Lewis later concludes, “I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond.” Although we might reason ourselves into the fervor of doctrinal belief, the first ingredient of faith, it’s not possible to reason ourselves into unshakable trust in what we can’t see or touch. …Walking with the Saviour is the ultimate walk of faith. He confers a peace and security, an inner stillness and certainty, which can be found in no other way. As we yield up self and let Christ be us, life moves into a very serene and unpretentious place. (Power of Yield, “Faith in Christ”)

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