Scripture Reflections:Matthew 2118Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered.
Lord Jesus-- When you were looking for something to eat, leaves were not enough. Lush foliage does not fill an empty stomach. There are times when your church is just like this fig tree, and there times when I am just like this fig tree. We are looking good but just don't have the goods. Having the goods, really requires, obedience to the direction of the Lord, process, and timing. Help me Lord not to just be lush foliage.
20When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.
21Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
The disciples wanted to know: how. How did the fig tree wither right before our eyes? But the question was really who. If they only put their faith in you: faith that fig trees and mountains yield to your call. Then, nothing would be impossible.
Lord Jesus --Teach me who and not how. You are the One who speaks and mountains, fig trees and anything else that I face will yield.