Robust faith moves mountains

19 April
With so much in flux, it was awesome to be able to get along to church on Sunday (my sister has friends who connected us with some pastors here). I felt God’s peace so much and the message was just what I needed. Arrow to the heart material…

There is fairly well known scripture about faith like a mustard seed moving mountains:

“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain 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

This verse has commonly been interpreted as faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains, which always baffled me. Surely if everyone had faith that size we’d have mountains moving all over the show right? Heh heh. No but seriously, in terms of my sister’s health - we’ve been believing in faith for healing and it’s been a mountain that won’t. seem. to. move. 

The pastor explained how this verse is not about the size of the mustard seed but its robustness. No matter where you plant a mustard seed, even in its tiny size, no matter its circumstances, it just keeps growing, going, unrelenting. Our faith is to be the same - growing, going, unrelenting. And that mountain will be moved.

In the midst of all this chaos, we keep on keeping on with robust faith. No matter what each day brings, I will always believe that my sister will be healed. Nothing is impossible and this mountain will be moved.