Thursday, January 17, 2013
Well, we didn't get to go to the large church service I wanted to go to over ther weekend. We had to get my cousin and sister safely back to their homes before the ice storm moved in. I hung out at my sister's an extra day until the roads were clear before I headed home. Instead of singing with 1,000, I sang with about 25 of my cousins in the congregation that still meets where I was raised.
Bible class: Matthew 21:21, where Jesus says, "....Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will be done."
I have always thought it was an odd thing for Jesus to say. Who would want to uproot a mountain? I have always used the statement as a reminder of how small my faith is. We were talking about all these things. My cousin, Rex, spoke up, "My sin. It's as big as a mountain. The Lord promises here it will be uprooted and thrown into the sea."
Wow! That was an "Aha!" moment for me. The struggle with my appetite and my complete failure as a manager of my household will be overcome.
I'm still thinking about that statement.