We build our molehills into mountains.
We heap on worry and doubt. Carefully balancing the worst case scenarios we conjure up, we suspend them on high ominously. Our manmade foothills are comprised of carefully devised backup plans.
God takes our man-made mountains and returns them to their molehill size.
He dissolves our backup plans, tosses worst case scenarios into a river of hope, and returns our worries and doubts to the storehouse of faith.
I laughed out loud reading about Jesus doing this in Matthew 16.
“When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.”
Well, that’s a problem.
“’Be careful,’ Jesus said to them. ‘Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’”
Looking like a bigger problem now. That sounds ominous.
“They discussed this among themselves and said, ‘It is because we didn’t bring any bread.’”
Yes. Duh. The bread must be the issue. Jesus even brought it up. Better fuss about it, making it a much bigger deal than it is. If only we weren’t just as guilty of waxing dramatic about things as silly as bread.
“Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, ‘You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? …How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread?’”
The molehill turned mountain looks more like an anthill with those words. Especially because Jesus also reminded them: they just watched him feed five thousand people with a few loaves. He’s got the bread covered. Bread is not really an issue they need to worry about.
The issue he did want them to give consideration to?
To guard against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. The people whose words were not life, sustenance, provision, or nourishment. People whose lessons were all about human reliance, earning, and traditions.
Teachers whose words regularly made mountains out of molehills.
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Lord- Help us to see you as you are, nothing more,nothing less. Help us to live lives worthy of the tremendous portion you gave us when you gave yourself for us!
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