The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you!” Luke 17:6

 According to Wikipedia, a mulberry tree can grow as tall as eighty feet and span more than thirty feet, which can seem mountainous to a passerby. So how much faith would it take to tell a mulberry tree to be uprooted and cast into the sea? Well, according to Jesus, only as much faith as the size of a mustard seed, which is among the smallest of seeds.

One could ask, is this a literal mulberry tree or a figurative one? Similar to when He spoke of moving “a mountain.” My guess is Jesus is probably speaking metaphorically to those listening, but I say that also knowing that anything is possible when it comes to the things of the Lord. Truth is Jesus’ statement here isn’t as much about a mulberry tree as it is our faith. What I get from this is that Jesus wants us to know that our faith, though it may be small to us, is a lot bigger than we think. He’s wanting us to understand that faith, even in a small amount, can be big enough to accomplish big things.

Such was the case with Joshua, as seen in Joshua 10:12, when he prayed in faith asking God to keep the sun from moving or setting, to give him the daylight he needed to defeat his enemies. And, as bold and audacious of a prayer as that was, the Lord answered, and according to scripture there has never been a time like that before or since.

Today, what obstacle do you have standing in the way of what God has promised you? Whatever that may be, realize that your small faith is a lot bigger than you may think, and it only takes a little bit to see big things happen.

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