Moving Big Butt Mountains
Matthew 17:20, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
This is an interesting quote. Look at the heroes of faith and there are not many (any) that were involved in moving mountains. There are certainly lots of miraculous events that surround the lives of the Biblical heroes, but mountain moving is not popular in the list. So what are we to do with this info? First is this: A little faith can do A LOT. What is faith supposed to do? Answer: Share. We are to share the Gospel. The Gospel, in turn, moves hearts and minds. Therein lie the “Big Mountains.” There is nothing more immovable, more stubborn, than when a person digs in their heals and plants their butt and heart and mind. Moving those stubborn butts is the most unlikely thing to take place, right up there with moving a mountain.
Sharing your faith, even if it is a small, little faith, can have a huge impact. If God puts you in the arena with an immovable, big butt mountain, it may take years of sharing the Gospel. The Gospel will do the work. As the Gospel looks to penetrate the heart and mind of the “mountain,” it takes the faith of the individual to maintain a meaningful and effective relationship to continue to share that small faith in meaningful and effective ways. In this manner, with persistence and endurance, Big Butt Mountains will move.
There is nothing more important to me as a teacher than opening the eyes of students to their potential to being a mountain mover. We look to be very deliberate in helping them be meaningful, effective, empathetic, patient, and loving. We could call this discipleship, and we do. But, it is merely living the Call of being a Christian. Your help in this process is greatly appreciated. May God bless our steps!!!
Come Lord Jesus, Amen!
Paul Steinhaus, Principal