Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mustard seeds


 This was my favorite bible verse when I was younger:

"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. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Matthew 17:20

Because, being a SW fan, I automatically assumed that being a really good Christian enabled you to use telekinesis to pick up mountains and move them. Never mind that Jesus never did that. Every time I prayed to "grow in faith" I imagined myself rearranging the face of the earth. I tried moving the mountain near my house almost every day. 

When I got a little older, my Sunday school teacher said it was metaphorical for obstacles in life.
Oh.
I always thought that you wouldn't need to fix problems in life if you could move mountains and other similarly large landmarks.

Getting bad grades in school? Crush school with the Himalayas. Kid picking on you? Squish him with the Empire State Building. If it takes too long to get to someplace, move all the mountains and houses in the way, and put them back after you walk through.

I think life would be easier if we could move the darn actual mountains.

Amaranthine

5 comments:

  1. Boy, moving real mountains would make life easier. But With Jesus as you're Savior, you can move metaphorical mountains in your life. With Jesus' help, of course. Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.


    -Barriss :D

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  2. So true. I always wanted to move mountains.
    Gee, when I posted about Her Universe on LS (A Lightsaber and a Script for the uninitiated), all I got was a little thing on HU's FB page. You get comments from the higher ups. Lucky. :P
    At least I don't have to hide under my bed. LOL!

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  3. Hey, great post! BTW My face was like this when I saw the comments from the higher up from HU: 8O LOL I'm just kidding.

    I actually feel bad about saying that maybe Ashley didn't come up with the idea for HU which he says was, in fact, her idea.... Oops. It was just a thought...

    ~Leia <3

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  4. Dan Wallace commented TWICE.
    I feel so famous.
    O.O

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  5. PS. Guys, the "higher ups" as you call them, have a blog. This is the link to Daniel Wallace's blog. I asked him some questions on his most recent post, and he responded. Check it out

    http://geekosity.blogspot.com/

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