The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
Nearly everyone, in their innermost heart, wants to trust that all of this is going somewhere good.
“All of this” meaning everything from the many crises our country, climate, and world face to how this moment is going for ourselves and our circles of loved ones.
The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Jesus interrupts the apostles’ counting and comparing. Because faith and math do not mix. And Jesus invites them and us to marvel at what God can do when we give God even the tiniest of cracks into our hearts, lives, and communities.
Humanity gave God incarnate in Jesus Christ just a few nails to hang on and a grave to moulder in, and look at how God moved in all of that for good--for love, for the life of the world.
Ask God to help you trust that your faith is enough. What would be possible if you did?
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
715 South Third Street
Clinton, IA 52732
(at the foot of the south bridge)