Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Moving Mountains

And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:14-20

Moving Mountains

Sometimes the mountains disappear
covered by deep dipping clouds
wet fog hugging the Sitka pines
thick snow angling towards the sea.

Those who have lived here long
can tell you an name for each wind
each storm tells a story to them
we look up and wonder.

All this new world discovery
hard not to believe is miraculous
wondrous scenery and delightful sunsets
can lull us into being caught in the dark.

Can we move these mountains
and even change set the troubled free?
We can barely understand the changes
and so much new to take within.

God is calling us to miracles
to serve the broken with healing
the destitute with hope and food
and we look up and feel quite helpless.

Help us now to have earth moving faith
in the midst of storms and wind
may we stand up and pray with expectation
knowing God will change the landscape.

Help us Lord to see their trouble and need
to pray constantly for the sick and addicted
may we bend our hearts to hear your call
and ask for miracles now in our time.

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