G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 08.11.12
‘You could say to this mountain, “Move”, and it would move.’
Faith includes a humble, child-like trust in the God who saves.
As the theologian Raimon Pannikar once pointed out, it is not faith if it is defended self-righteously.
Habbakuk was upset at the Lord being slow to punish injustice.
The vision he had of the Lord saving his unjustly-treated ones did not seem to come about.
But the Lord told him it would come, without fail.
Jesus, also upset at the disciples’ weak faith, gives us the same lesson: a little true faith can work wonders.
Jesus answered the forlorn plea of the father.
He detected the seeds of faith in the father’s desolate prayer for his son.
He also detected the seeds of pride in the attitude of his disciples.
Lord, come to us now.
We too are sometimes in a wretched state and always in need of your healing touch.
Habakkuk 1:12–2:4. You will never abandon those who seek you, Lord—Ps 9A:8–13. Matthew 17:14–20.