As I journey through Matthew 21:1-22, I notice that everyone begins to recognize who Jesus is. A crowd of people from around Jerusalem gathers as Jesus and the disciples come up the road from Jericho. Jesus sends two disciples ahead to find a donkey.
The range of emotions Jesus went through during this time is off the charts. The exuberance of entering Jerusalem and so many people acknowledging Him as King to the anger of seeing those who were buying and selling in the Temple courts. He was tired and hungry with the constant thought of knowing the week had finally come for Him to die on the cross for our sins. Yet through it all, He maintained the composure needed to carry out His purpose.
The disciples couldn’t believe it when Jesus caused to fig tree to wither. They asked how did He do this and Jesus says in verse 21- 22 “Truly I tell you, 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. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Today, I’m praying for my walk with God; the faith, integrity, and courage to recognize and approve the Gospel message. This day with God, I’m letting faith arise – I’m opening my eyes. Here’s a video that has inspired me and my hope is that it gives some inspiration for your day: I Lift My Hands – Chris Tomlin.
There is great power in letting faith arise. This invisible and intangible power can never be taken away. It is a valued possession that helps us get places and accomplish things that matter.
- A Barren Fig Tree That Bears No Fruit (dailybibleplan.com)
- Under the Fig Tree (gladlylistening.wordpress.com)
- The Teachings of Jesus in the Temple; The Moneychangers (brakeman1.com)
- I Will Rejoice! (virtuouswomen.net)