“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.” Matthew 17:20
Staring at the bags of grocery items, large and small, the question lingered in the air: What is the smallest thing? It couldn’t be my avocados, pimientos or kumato tomatoes. I’d just read the prompt and thought … What a great topic! But what small thing shall we tackle? All I could fathom was the Mustard Seed Parable and Faith in the Sputtering Car; those two faith stories would have to suffice.
Faith in the Sputtering Car
Jane merged unto the highway and made her way to the bridge. Suddenly, the engine sputtered, shuddered like a wet dog and stalled. It stalled in the middle lane with cars hurtling by at 60-65 mph. Quickly, she put the blinkers on, turned the ignition off and on and started the car again; heart in mouth, prayers on lips, she coaxed the little black tiger to keep moving. “Please don’t let me down,” she begged. “Don’t croak on the bridge; get us to the next town.” Somewhere in car heaven, it heard her pleas and stumbled on.
At Exit 10, a little old man refused to yield which meant she had to move along. At Exit 12, she hobbled off; with 4 more stalls and 2 black outs, accosted by 3 screaming louts, she found herself in BJs auto lot. She called the dealer, they sent a healer and soon enough towed tiger off. Jane called home, she’d had it rough. Her ride will come… not soon enough. Then Jane remembered; my faith in little tiger paid off … my prayer worked. It hobbled on, it stumbled through, it gasped and gagged and stalled a few … but it didn’t croak on the bridge. – It’d made it; moved from there to here… By Elizabeth Obih-Frank.
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“Love is like a mustard seed; planted by God and watered by men.” Muda Saint Michael
The Parable of the Mustard Seed via Matthew 13:31–32
He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”
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Positive Motivation Tip: Calling on faith in small things, prepares us for greater faith in larger events.
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