Believing what God did for us through Jesus is our connection to God. All that Jesus did for us doesn’t mean anything if we don’t believe it. Not only does God give us our faith, but he also gives us the power to believe. And God uses us in strengths and weaknesses, pleasure or pain (just like he did Zechariah and Elizabeth) to carry out his will in our lives. Belief in Christ means our lives have meaning and purpose here on earth and immortality in heaven.