I bet those disciples had a hard time coming down the mountain after Jesus turned all white in that story you told me last week.
But I guess they had to come down. There weren’t any fish on top of that mountain.
So did they get some fish when they got down from the mountain?
When they came down to the other disciples they saw a large crowd around them and teachers of the law arguing with them. When the people saw Jesus they ran to greet him and he asked them what they were arguing about.
I bet they were arguing about who had the most fish.
I am listening.
A man in the crowd answered Jesus. “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid.
I bet he’s just upset because he didn’t get any fish for dinner.
Okay, I’ll listen.
The man said he’d asked Jesus’ disciples to drive out the spirit from his son, but they couldn’t.
That man’s son must really be mad.
“O unbelieving generation,” Jesus said, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
They brought the boy to Jesus and when the evil spirit saw Jesus it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion.
That spirit must be really mad. I bet it wouldn’t even respond if you slapped it in the face with a big fish.
The boy’s father said to Jesus, “If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Jesus rebuked the spirit and it came out of the boy.
Woo woo! Give that boy some fish! And Jesus too.
Why don’t you think I’m listening?
The disciples came to Jesus and asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I think I need to work on my faith.
When my faith is strong enough I’ll be able to tell a school of fish to move from the ocean to my dinner plate.
July 21, 2013 at 11:17 am
EXACTLY, Bongo!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
July 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm
Marina, I guess I’d better work hard on that faith thing. I haven’t seen any fish in my dish yet.
July 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Are you sure?!!! 🙂
July 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm
I heard with really strong wind it can happen, that it rains fishes. Maybe that’s how the fish got on the mountain. Or it was flying fish.
This faith thing might be connected with the shopping list of your human. 😉
July 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Wow Stanze, you meant I have to have faith in my person in order to get fish? That might be hard. She hardly ever buys fish for me.
July 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm
Wonderful story Bongo
July 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm
July 22, 2013 at 6:48 am
Wow! Jesus did a miracle again!!! Hmmmm…nobody can tell Jesus a lie because he sees anything if his disciples pretend they have a faith…..another “wow” to Jesus! 🙂
July 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Kevin, that’s true. You can’t get anything by Jesus. He knows people’s hearts.
July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm
Maybe even get a flock of flying fish to drop in? They’d have to have a lot of faith to stop by…you have cats there, too
July 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm
Karen, I’ll have to figure out how to put faith into those fish. If that many showed up I wouldn’t even mind sharing them with Scratchy.
July 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Bongo, I love this story and I just started to have faith…as a matter of fact, I already had, since I get tuna and salmon every day 🙂
July 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm
Little Binky, you’re making me drool. I’m so jealous. I hardly ever get tuna and salmon. Guess I’d better work on my faith some more.
August 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm
what a great story! Faith …. so if I have faith the size of the world I should be able to take over the universe…..
August 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Ginger, that’s the way I see it.