This is a closeup picture of a mustard seed. Quite a small thing, really, but Jesus used it as a powerful illustration in the passage below....
Matthew, Chapter 17
14 When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.”
17 Jesus answered, “Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, “Why weren’t we able to cast it out?”
20 He said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 But this kind doesn’t go out except by prayer and fasting.”
Belief and unbelief: powerful concepts!!! The miracle almost seems unimportant here as compared them. That the healing was a difficult one is obvious from verse 21, but it is interesting that Jesus didn't seem to do either (vs. 18). I think its important for us to focus on really believing in Jesus. That belief will move mountains in our lives; that is, it will radically change them. The apostles of Jesus needed the power of miracles to confirm the word- we already have it. Our part is to believe it. Just do it and things will really change in your life!!!