“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ He replied, ‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it will obey you.’” Luke 17:5-6
How much faith does it take to sit in your dining room chair? You probably don’t even question its ability to hold you up. Do you trust that the sun will go down and will rise again tomorrow morning? Is your faith strong enough to believe that your roof will still be above your head when you walk into your house after a day at work?
That is faith in those things that are seen. You probably don’t have to muster up that kind of faith. It’s just there…not a question.
But true faith is in those things you cannot see. At the top of the list is an unseen God. But He also determined that the world would see Him. He came and lived a life that was like no other. He died a death that was like no other. We have the eyewitness accounts. But because we do not see Him today, do we have the faith to believe?
It only takes a little. The size of a tiny grain of mustard seed is all you have to have to see the world turned upside down or better said, turned right side up.
The most miraculous demonstration that we can witness is a changed life when someone comes to Christ. It is the evidence of things not seen.
That tiny seed of faith can say to sin that has taken root and grown into the size of a mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it would obey you.”
Micah 7:19 tells us that He will cast all of our sins into the depths of the sea. Once forgiven, Isaiah 43:25 assures us that our sins are not even remembered.
How much faith does it take for that kind of victory? It takes faith the size of a mustard seed. Test it and see. That mulberry tree can be gone.