Promoting Word Study
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10: 34-38).
Jesus is no joke. He’s not the great equalizer I though He was. Of course, I am under the impression that equal means fair. But if God blesses us according to our level of faith, according to what we are willing to believe then He’s fair and He is the great equalizer because He considers how much you believe and gives to you that much.
So how are relations with my family these days? Well, as it turns out a mustard seed of faith is Great Faith. Our relationships were strained severely by the accident but they are held together year after year by one small belief. We believe in each other’s ability to move mountains. As a result, we keep looking at each other and waiting, in wonderment, as we witness impossible events become possible. I am so wowed by my youngest brother, who has traveled the world on a talent that he taught himself from a young age. He danced and toured with superstars by request from them; and my oldest brother, who has 2 beautiful, well-behaved children and a dedicated wife, who he would die for. Not to mention, by my father, who has a 2nd grade education and drinks to excess but wants to learn how to read at 62! And my mother, who is revered so highly by the people around her that I believe there will be a river of tears when she dies. They are my best friends. 2mm of faith is all that holds us together, but it is Great Faith.