Matthew 17

October 18th  

How much faith do you have in Jesus?

Matthew 17

Jesus, though the Son of God, became a man, a human being, one of us, in order to draw very close to us and show us by example how we should live. He continues to be very close to us and we can have a very real relationship with him which is amazing. One problem with this, though, is that it is very easy for us to forget just who he really is. Do you remember yesterday how Jesus challenged his disciples “But who do you say I am?” In today’s reading we are powerfully reminded that Jesus is the Son of God himself. Jesus went up a mountain and was physically transformed in front of Peter, James and John. His face shone like the Sun and his clothes became white as light. He appeared with the great prophets Moses and Elijah and God himself passed over them and his voice boomed: “This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him. Listen to what he says!” Glory, glory, glory – here was Jesus in all his glory – a timely reminder to Peter, James & John and to all of us – never to forget just who Jesus is – The Son of God

You see, the trouble is, if we don’t truly, wholly believe just who Jesus really is, then we’re not going to truly, wholly believe in his power and trust in his ability to achieve anything he wishes in us and through us. When a boy with epilepsy was brought to the disciples, none of them could heal him. Jesus healed him and then told them with frustration that they just didn’t have enough faith – and nor do we. He goes on to tell us that if we had faith no larger than a mustard seed, we could still tell a mountain to move from here to there and it would – everything would be possible for us. Awesome!

Father

Please remind us again and again just who you are. Show us your great glory and power and help us to show you our great faith.

Thank you so much

Amen

Take time today to remember just who Jesus is – the Son of God himself – and what you can do if you really have faith in his power to work in and through you. Let’s start actively building our faith today. Imagine Jesus standing before you in all his true glory! Awesome!

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