mountain-with-lakeIf you embrace this kingdom life and don’t doubt God, you’ll not only do minor feats like I did to the fig tree, but also triumph over huge obstacles. This mountain, for instance, you’ll tell, “Go jump in the lake,” and it will jump.
Matthew 21:21

On Monday of the first Holy Week, a hungry Jesus cursed a fruitless fig tree – literally – to death. The disciples, awestruck, couldn’t believe what they had seen (ironic, considering the variety of miracles they had seen Jesus perform up to this point). Yet Jesus doesn’t condemn their doubt.  He just explained the amazing things they would witness if they didn’t doubt.

The next week, Jesus would say something similar to Thomas, the disciple of the bad rap. “You believe because you’ve seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing.” (John 20:29) This implies that you’ll be blessed even if you doubt, but even better blessings will come your way when you don’t.