Day Three: Better Than A Thousand
As they traveled together that week, Jesus, who was hungry, came upon a fig tree. Seeing that it only had leaves and no fruit, He cursed the tree, saying, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” The next morning as Jesus and His disciples passed that same tree, Peter was astonished to see it had withered all the way down to its roots! Jesus used this miracle to remind them that through faith anything is possible.
At this point in the disciples’ journey with Jesus, one would imagine His ability to perform signs and wonders would no longer contain shock value. Over the course of three and a half years, Jesus had proven He was able to open blind eyes, walk on water, heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. Yet before a withered tree, the twelve still didn’t grasp His power.
I wonder if you can empathize? No matter how long we’ve walked with Jesus, there are times when we doubt what He’s capable of doing in our lives. Sometimes we doubt His willingness to act. Yet Jesus says that whatever we ask and believe for shall be given.
Let this truth stretch your faith today. What have you stopped believing for? What hope in your life does Jesus want to resurrect?