“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.”
A friend of mine recently wrote a great blog about a similiar passage I thought was worth sharing, you can find it here http://weaklyexperience.blogspot.com/2012/08/fig-trees-and-mountains.html
I was thinking about these ‘moving mountains’ today, too. About how the ego in us wants to be involved even in being the “best” Christian, the spiritual giant of our time. Then, I was thinking how Jesus always seemed to be pointing us to be doing the secret, almost imperceivable things to be great in His kingdom. I wondered, how can our faith moving a mountain not get us some kind of spiritual clout?! What does moving massive boulders have to do with loving others?
Here are some thoughts:
Perhaps, it has to do with the prayer of faith that literally changes the atmosphere. That that which was once an immovable obstacle to a fellow sojourner has disappeared as we join our faith with the heart and will of God. That, when we trust in Him, lean not on our own understanding, acknowledge Him in all our ways, He makes our paths straight.
That, when we strengthen ourselves in the Lord, we “make level paths for our feet, so that the lame may not be disabled but rather healed.” Heb. 12:12-13
“See to it that no one misses the grace of God..” Hebrews 12:15a
What do you think?
“You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded…
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24