MUSINGS – June 17


Matthew 17:14-20
When they came to a crowd, a man came up to Jesus, knelt in front of him, and said, “Sir, have mercy

on my son. He suffers from seizures. Often he falls into fire or water. I brought him to your disciples,

but they couldn’t cure him.” Jesus replied, “You unbelieving and corrupt generation! How long must I

be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to me!” Jesus ordered the demon to

come out of the boy. At that moment the boy was cured. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and

asked, “Why couldn’t we force the demon out of the boy?” He told them, “Because you have so little

faith. I can guarantee this truth: If your faith is the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

I often wonder if Jesus was being literal here and meant using spiritual power alone. Or if he meant we

are to believe it can be done and then work toward that goal.

If you’ve ever driven through mountainous areas then you have undoubtedly seen mountains that have

been moved. This was done by armies of men who believed that the mountain could be moved. The

survivors who measured and charted, the highway designers, the financial backers, the blasters,

machine operators, and men with pickaxes and shovels all believed that the mountain could be moved

… and they did it.

What mountains in your life need to be moved?

All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams


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