He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”
~ Matthew 17:20 - 21
A little thing called "faith."
I'm not sure if I have ever heard anyone say that they had "too much faith." In fact, I know I have never heard those words said about anyone!
The idea of faith is something that we all know a little about. During the time that Jesus was walking with the disciples, they watched him time and time again, change the lives of those with just the smallest amount of faith. Scripture even notes, "When Jesus saw their faith, he said, 'friend, your sins are forgiven.'" (Luke 5:20)
In the Book of Hebrews, we are told that faith is the substance of things. Faith is believing in things that you cannot see.
Whatever we know about God and God's love; whatever we know about Jesus' life, death and resurrection, and our belief in life everlasting is the reality of our faith at work.
Making that faith into a reality is brought to life with each of us. Remember, one of the names for Jesus is Emmanuel, "God is with us." Our faith begins when we first begin to believe.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.