Of Mustard Seeds and Blood Clots

Friday, August 30, 2013
I'll spare you the full medical rundown but, for those of you who don't know, my oldest son broke his foot and ankle on his first day of college, freshman year. Yikes. He had to have surgery to install a plate, screws and a pin and will be in a wheelchair for 4-6 weeks and a boot after that.

Not the way to start freshman year.

I was up for a couple of days this week and we had to rush him to the ER, because of some unexplained pain. His doctor suspected a blood clot and in fact he does have one in the area of the breaks.

He was almost admitted but they've decided to treat it aggressively with meds.

The cardiologist was explaining that this little tiny clot, if it gets loose, can go straight to a patient's lungs or heart, creating a life-threatening deal.

So he broke big bones, had big metal put in, gets around in a big wheelchair, and the most dangerous thing of all is a little, tiny blood clot.

That's a negative example but it can cut in a positive direction.

In Luke 17:6 Jesus was speaking of faith. He said "If you have faith as small as this mustard seed"..and went on to describe great spiritual doings.

I have to believe he had a tiny mustard seed, among the smallest of seeds, in the palm of his hand as he spoke.

What do you need just a little bit of faith for?

Trusting God's promises in the Bible (a great working definition of faith) can give you that edge.

At the same time, is there something seemingly small and inconsequential in your life that could actually end up choking out your faith?

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