“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God and faith in Me” (John 14:1).
I believe in God, even when He is silent
The late Massachusetts Congressman and Speaker of the House, “Tip” O’Neil, tells a wonderful story about a man named “Honest Jake Bloom” of Boston. Honest Jake became well-known in the Boston area because of his assistance to three generations of immigrant families. He owned a little variety store and would extend credit to the poor immigrants, helping them get started in their new land. As Honest Jake neared his sixtieth birthday, a group of people he had helped in this way decided to give him a party and a gift of money. Jake received the money gratefully and began using it for revitalization. He had his teeth capped. He bought a new hairpiece. He invested in a diet and exercise program and lost weight. He purchased a whole new wardrobe. Then he boarded a plane, and a few hours later, the “new” Honest Jake hit the beach in Miami. He met a beautiful woman, asked her…
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