A few good men . . .
. . . came down from the mountain after being alone with Jesus. He stood before them in His Godness, where human eye beheld a transfiguration. That wasn’t enough, but remarkably two Old Testament greats appear, Elijah and Moses, and talk with the transformed Jesus. Peter, James, and John saw huge things, not only on the day described in the seventeenth chapter of Matthew, but from the first day He called them to be followers.
But, they had to come back down to level ground. Uh-oh, the crowds were there.
A man brings his son tormented by lunacy. He tells Jesus, the disciples couldn’t cure him. The disciples come to Jesus privately and ask,” Why couldn’t we cast it out?”
Because of the littleness of your faith speaks the voice of humanity and deity. It’s interesting Jesus rebukes them for having little faith before He even rebukes the demon out of the boy.
He goes on to tell them if they (and we) have faith as small as a mustard seed, they (and we) can move mountains, for nothing is impossible. While the disciples ask why they couldn’t cast it out, the father humbly bows and gives a meager confession, like mine . .
“I believe. Help my unbelief.” (Mark 9:24)
A mountain is a situation in our life that seems impossible and permanent. Our mountains can be named relationship, health, financial or _____.
The David against the Goliath. The overpowering impossible. But, very possible.
All it takes to behold a miracle is seeing God do something only He can do.
And . . . every circumstance grows the seed.
The secret to having faith of any measure is surrender and the simple faith that moves us to pray to a huge God. It’s not about our faith, but about God’s greatness.
The mustard seed is a reminder to walk to the base of every mountain hand in hand with the God Father of limitless power. Look up and say . . . “Move, I can’t see you, I’m looking at the One holding my hand.”
I have a few mountains to face this week. I’ll need to focus on what I’ve seen on the hilltop instead of what I see on the ground. How about you?
For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move, and nothing shall be impossible to you. Matthew 17:20