This post was prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here, where links to
many more responses can also be found.
When I think of faith, I’m reminded of Abraham – first called ‘Abram’ – in the Bible. He lived in ‘Ur of the Chaldeans’ – evidently part of what we would call Mesopotamia, and surely, Abram was prosperous there, although different; most people then believed in lots of gods that you could see, but he believed in one God who was invisible. Then, when he had the deep sense that the God in whom he believed was calling to him to leave the place where he had lived and farmed, he obeyed without question. As promised, ‘a great nation’ was ‘made of him.’
This brief summary is based on the accounts in the Book of Genesis (chapter 11 and onward)
in The Holy Bible.