Jesus taught many different lessons using many different word pictures so the disciples could understand what he was talking about. One of the word pictures Jesus used talked about quantum faith in a way that the disciples could understand. It’s commonly referred to as Mustard Seed Faith. This particular story is found in Matthew 17:14-21
So what exactly is quantum (mustard seed) faith?
Jesus told the disciples that it only took a tiny bit of faith to move mountains. When he walked with the disciples, a mustard seed was probably the smallest thing that was known. But the thing about a mustard seed is that it’s packed with energy many times greater than its package would suggest. So quantum faith could also be another way to express mustard seed faith.
In my understanding, quantum theory is as packed with energy as a mustard seed. Jesus told his disciples that a mustard seed is the smallest of the seeds but when it comes to full growth; it’s the largest of the garden plants.
It’s Quantum faith.
And the thing about quantum and mustard seed is that they don’t stay small. Once the seed is planted in fertile ground, it grows and the ultimate result is a tree large enough to support birds and give shade to animals.
So, once quantum is released the ultimate result could be the moving of mountains and the creation of planets. Quantum may be infinitesimally small, but it packs a powerful punch.
For most of my adult life, my faith only extended to my knowledge that I have salvation through Jesus, but it wasn’t until I started writing my novel, The Death of Kevin Frye, did it get to be the size of that mustard seed Jesus spoke about. While writing the story, I can remember praying, “Father, this is going to be a great movie.” Each completed scene brought me closer to a faith that could “see it”.
Then the Lord brought Renee into my life. She loved to make movies and direct them and the Lord spoke to her about collaborating with me on a screenplay based on my work. Soon we were gathering locations and actors. We had one major setback, but we recovered and the movie was produced.
To me it represents a growth spurt in my faith and the knowledge and experience that with faith I can do all things through Jesus who strengthens me. And my faith didn’t stop when we created The Death of Kevin Frye; and, as I wrote in my last blog, I am now embarking on a project that will exercise my faith and make it even stronger than it grew with the making of The Death of Kevin Frye.
While the movie isn’t Hollywood standard, by any means (being an indie film and created with $0.00), it represents something to me that I can hold and say, “Because the Lord is good, he granted me this experience to show me there’s nothing that is beyond my capabilities when He is my source.”
Scientists are seeking the absolutely smallest and most common denominator particles that are basic to all matter. So far they closest they’ve come to finding the smallest particle is by String Theory. But these “strings” have to be made up of even smaller particles. I think what they’ll actually find at the most minuscule level is a huge and Almighty loving God. There’s no escaping Him. He is in both the most huge and the most infinitely small and everything in between.