Have I ever been accused of saying something crazy? Absurd? Ridiculous?
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” Luke 17:6
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a mulberry tree, but Wikipedia tells me they grow to be 35-50 feet tall. That’s not a small bush!
The image seems pure science fiction, or children’s cartoon even, but certainly nothing close to reality. A 35-50 foot tree, lifting out of the ground, hovering through the air, flying from land out across the sea, and then being planted… in the sea itself! Can you imagine seeing that? Of course you can’t. You can’t imagine that any more than you could imagine a mountain lifting off the ground, hovering in the air, flying to another location, and then setting itself down there.
Crazy? Absurd? Ridiculous? Yes!
And that’s what Jesus says faith can accomplish. The impossible. The unthinkable. The unheard of.
Through faith, the impossible becomes possible. Through faith, God moves mountains. Through faith, God does the unthinkable.
Like the disciples, my prayer today is, “Lord, increase my faith.” I want to be accused of having a “crazy faith,” of believing God against all odds, of trusting God for things my mind couldn’t even imagine on its own.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
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