Moving Mountains

When I was younger I used to think that maybe I didn’t believe in God enough because I never saw God physically move a mountain from one place to another. It took me a while to understand that He moves mountains all the time, and there are times he chooses to leave the mountains as they are. I had to grow and understand that mountains aren’t always literal physical tall mounds of earth. Mountains are often times insurmountable situations, times when things look incredibly bleak and only God can change the outcomes. I’ve seen God work his wonder in my life.

It was a month before Thomas’ 16th birthday, instead of a party we were planning for him to go live a a residential school an hour away. Thomas’ behavior has become way too much for us to handle at home safely. So the residential school had given us a date mid June for him to be admitted. I alerted his current school and I had to inform his recreational programs that he would no longer be attending. After discontinuing all Thomas’ services the residential school called to tell me Thomas would not be admitted there until the very end of June. It was like a kick to the stomach. I just about cried to the social worker telling her they can’t do that, I have no services for Thomas, I gave everything up on their word that he would be admitted to their program at the date they said. The social worker hung up and within 2 hours called me back to say Thomas would be admitted to their program at the original date promised and if not she would come to my house and live here until he was admitted. I cried. Only God could have moved that mountain. Only God could have directed our steps to find that school in the first place.

I saw God give my father 11 months of life after the Doctors, the “experts” gave him 3 months to live. God allowed us to spend extra time with my dad and even let us all say goodbye in our own way when daddy was receiving hospice care. God sent an amazing nurse to be with my mom. She stayed after working 12 hours, so my mom wouldn’t be alone when daddy crossed over to the other side. 

I believe God has moved a mountain for all of us at one time or another. Matthew 17:20,  referring to Jesus speaking, “He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” How wonderful is out God.

 

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