“If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree,
‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’;
And it would obey you.’”
While Jesus was here in human form, He often stopped to point out very simple realities of daily life. He liked to challenge His close followers to believe God more than they did. The miracles He showed them were done in His human form. He didn’t “transform” into a different being, but remained in the human form in which He came to us. He used practical things of life, and modeled to His followers what Faith and Trust in God could be and do. There was a simplicity in His actions. But Divine reactions took place.
When I was around 3 years old, my mama was laying on the living room couch and holding her ear, in obvious pain. I remember her calling me over and, in tears, saying, “Honey, would you pray for Mama’s ear? It hurts SO much!” I put my hand on her “owie” and simply said, “Dear Jesus, please make my Mama’s ear get better….amen.” She turned her head, looked at me, and said, “It’s gone!! The pain is gone! Jesus made it all better! Thank You, Jesus! Thank you, honey!”
I went back to whatever I was playing with. But I learned that day that I could ask Jesus for help, and that He would hear me. He was there. Pretty significant truths to get into my little heart.
There are so many examples in the Bible of Jesus’ interactions with nature and with people, and miracles that took place as a result. He used an earthly simplicity that even a child could see and mimic. It was another way that He stepped into our human reality and made a difference. He demonstrated the possibilities.
But a Key piece of the picture lies in my (and your) own heart. Do I believe Him? Do I trust Him? Whatever happens or does not happen . . . am I His?