I’ve had people say to me, “I just can’t believe in God because I’ve never seen him. I’ve prayed and never heard from him.”
And you know what? I believe them.
Jesus had a similar experience when he went back to his hometown after a ministry trip. The people said, “He can’t be the Messiah. He grew up here. His family still lives here.”
And Jesus worked very few miracles there.*
Yet, in contrast Jesus promised, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”**
So what’s the difference? What’s required to see the miraculous?
Literally just a minuscule amount of faith.
Have you ever looked at a mustard seed? I mean, it’s really tiny.
Yet, Jesus says that’s all the faith it takes to see the miraculous.
Just hope Jesus is who he said he was. And that he can do what he said he’ll do.
That’s it. It doesn’t get any more complicated than that.
Then the mountains in our lives will be moved.
And absolutely nothing will be impossible.
**Matthew 17:20 (NIV)