Jesus replied “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
I am not a chef and will admit to not knowing much about mustard seeds, except that they are tiny. They were once described to me as being about “the size of a pinhead”. 12 years ago, something else was described to me in the same words, a deer tick.
I don’t know much about deer ticks either but, in my case, a tick I’ve never seen; changed my life. I was a working woman, handling the day to day responsibilities of a busy customer service desk while overseeing the work of 5 others. Without warning, I was at home on total bed rest; never returning to my job permanently. My post-Lyme disease syndrome has become part of my life; like a pebble in my favorite sneakers. Imagine, tiny deer ticks carrying the power to negatively affect the health of a grown human being!
Look again at the tiny mustard seed, described by Jesus in Matthew 17:20, which, when filled with absolute belief, can affect a mountain. Was Jesus literally describing a landscaping miracle? I’m not a theologian but I’ve seen mountains moved in my life. There are times when my faith seems small, dark times of pain or circumstance; but He has proven His faithfulness over and over in my life. He is my comfort, my provider, my companion, and my source of joy!
“Precious Lord, my prayer today is not for grander things…
Your love and presence in my life are why my spirit sings…
I know You gave Your life for me, a debt I can’t repay…
And I will praise and worship you along life’s rocky way!”
Unless noted, scripture is NIV ©1984 Int’l Bible Society
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