|Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.|
|Faith as small as a grain of mustard seed is very tiny. One of the tiniest seeds to plant is the mustard seed. It is the size of a little dot like this dot at the end of my sentence. If you have just that much faith, you could ask for a sycamore tree, which is a mulberry tree, to be pulled up by the roots and planted in the sea.|
|Now if you knew the mulberry likes to send its roots
down deep, you would know it is hard to dig up a mulberry tree that has
been growing for a long time. Black mulberries have been known to bear
fruit for hundreds of years. An old mulberry tree can live longer than
people and keep making fruits for hundreds of years.
Another thing about the mulberry tree is that it does not like to stand in water. It would be impossible to plant one in the sea and make it live and grow fruit. Mulberries like a warm, well-drained soil, preferably a deep loam. Shallow soils such as those frequently found on chalk or gravel are not recommended.
|The point Jesus was making in Luke is that just a tiny bit of faith is all that you need. It is God's power that causes the need to be met. In Philippians 4:19 the Bible says God will supply all your needs.|
|So why not ask HIM today for what you need. If you obey
Him and memorize HIS words till they are a part of you, your thoughts will
be more like HIM. You will want what He wants. You will want to help those
in need like He did. If you need money to help those in need, He will give
it to you. If you need clothes, or equipment for this work, He will supply
it. Just ask for even the most impossible things. He loves to do hard
In the John 15:7 the Bible says: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
mulberry makes an attractive tree which will bear fruit while still small
and young. The trees are quite wind-resistant with some cultivars
used as windbreaks in the Great Plains region. This makes me think about
the sign God gave His people to watch for the wind moving the tops of the
2 Samuel 5:22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
|The point of what Jesus was saying was that you would not expect to be able to move a mulberry tree into the sea. Yet faith like the tiny mustard seed could even move a tree by the roots into the sea. Maybe there is something impossible in your life that you need done. Maybe you want to go do mission work but the cost is 20,000 dollars to go to another country with your supplies. Maybe you want to build a TV studio to broadcast the lessons about Jesus but it costs 40 thousand dollars and you only have 5 dollars and no income. If you are impressed to do some work pray and ask God to provide. Move ahead in faith if you are sure it is what HE wants. He wants to involve many in HIS projects so allow God to let others help in providing funds. Faith is moving ahead when things look impossible.|
|God has a million ways to make HIS projects happen. After looking at the fun facts about mulberries, Look at the story "Rocks Cry Out" under "Answered Prayer stories" on our other web site www.larom.org|
Fun facts about mulberries
Fruit. Mulberry fruit changes the color from green to black purple through red with maturity. Some varieties introduced from mid Asia have white fruit. On average, the sugar content is about 12 %, but in some varieties it is more than 20 %. Mulberry fruit is consumed fresh, made into jam or liquor (mulberry wine). Very recently, it was found that mulberry fruit has an anti-oxidative property.
When eaten in quantity, mulberry fruit acts as a laxative. Green, unripe
fruit can be hallucinogenic and cause extreme nausea and cramps.
|Contents per 100 grams of mulberries in an India study published by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India shows mulberries to have good nutrition.|
(Morus spp.): Mulberries produce one of the highest
protein berries of any fruiting tree. It is a prolific bearer and
has a long fruiting season. The leaves are highly desired by livestock
while birds and hogs thrive on berries.
Mulberries also have 57 mg Thiamine, 12 mg of vitamin C per 100gm. Keep in mind that vitamins, minerals and basic nutrition of berries is different with the different kinds of mulberries. Also the soil good or poor makes a difference in the food values.
|Mulberry Family (Moraceae).
Calories Protein Fiber Iron Vit. A Vit. C Calcium 1 cup g g g IU mg mg
Mulberry average values per cup
35 Vit. A
.0 55 Calcium