Chapter Seventeen Tuesday, December 14, 2010
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘be uprooted, and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
Note...Sorry this is late getting posted today, it has been a day!
The Kingdom of God comes to the great and the small. It is received and has impact in accordance with the degree of faith upon which it is received. So it was for the disciples and for a group of 10 lepers.
You know the event. Ten lepers approached Jesus as he made his way to Jerusalem. They stood a safe distance away and called out to Jesus for mercy. Jesus heard their cries, had compassion on them, and sent them off fully healed.
Then, as Jesus continued his journey, one of the lepers returned to pour out his spirit of thanksgiving for being healed. It was a time of great joy and serious questions. “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?”
Is 10% good enough? Do you ever get lost in yourself by failing to give thanks for the grace you have received? In this Advent season we want to be fully connected to the heart of God as we long for more of his gracious gift. We get more when we give something in return! Something as simple as ‘thank you’ can strengthen your faith and reaffirm your relationship with Jesus.
“Come thou long expected Jesus. Come to set your people free.”