23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
It’s an amazing claim – isn’t it? That we can, just by believing, tell a mountain to throw itself into the sea and it will happen. Sounds ridiculous.
And yet, Jesus said it – unequivocally. He said it, while on his way to his destiny, all the while talking about how though he would soon die – he would live again. Again, sounds ridiculous.
Two thousand years later, billions believe. Many give their lives for their faith in Him. People still claim that He still lives, that he still works miracles in their lives. They don’t think it is ridiculous at all. They know all about moving mountains – mountains of doubt and fear.
As we begin this Lenten season – that is worth remembering and quietly pondering.
I once had a seminary professor who said that the greatest proof of the gospel was that it still existed. With so many, who for so many years, have tried to destroy the wonderful truth it promises – the fact that it still moves mountains – is the greatest proof that it is true. Just as Jesus said it was.
Today, I offer no fancy arguments. I offer no indisputable theories or proofs. I offer only this – I believe. I take it on faith. I believe that mountains can be moved by the grace and power of God.
How about you?