Faith: Leap Into Light!

Faith is believing what God says. Some people think faith is like taking a leap in the dark, that faith is blind.
But the Bible says it’s the opposite. Away from God we are in the dark. That’s when we are blind, stumbling around.
John Newton was a notorious slave trader—but coming to know Jesus changed him forever. He spent the rest of his life working to free slaves and wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace”:
“I once was blind,” he sang, “but now I see!”
When we come home to God it is not a leap into darkness.

It is a magnificent leap into light—the light of God’s love for us! “Jesus [said], ‘I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.'” — John 8:12 (KJV)

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Excerpted with permission from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally-Lloyd Jones, copyright Sally-Lloyd Jones.
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Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at

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