The Church on the Mount
“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.”
~ Matthew 17:20
In 1973, Grace Church in Netcong, New Jersey faced an insurmountable problem, for they had built a sanctuary on a recently acquired eight-acre property, half of which was occupied by mountain and woods. The county, however, would not grant them permanent occupancy until enough parking space was provided and the only place they could build it was unbuildable. One Sunday morning, Pastor Ray Crawford told the congregation: “If you believe this scripture come and pray with me on Wednesday night that God will remove the mountain from the back of the church.”
The next morning, the phone rang from a telephone company planning to erect new building and needed to fill and reclaim a large swampy site. They had information that the mountain at the back of the church had correct proportions of sand, clay and rock which was required to reclaim their swampy site. Within a month from the date of the phone call, 40,000 square yards of fill had been evacuated, and the church was paid $5400. God not only honored the faith of his servant by removing the mountain, but also provided him with funds for paving the site for the parking space. Grace Church is now called Grace Church on the Mount.
Mountains are just prayers that have not yet been prayed.
May I cast my burden upon the Lord and find faith to move a mountain in my life. Amen.
~ Mason Barge
Editor, Daily Prayer