Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Making Impossible Possible
“Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” (28)
Outspoken neuroscientist and atheist Sam Harris stated that “believing in the virgin birth of Jesus requires us to suspend what we know are the facts of human biology, chemistry and physiology. For this reason alone, we know the virgin birth is impossible”. As Christians, we believe that this did happen. We believe that the birth of Christ was nothing short of a miracle, nothing short of God making the impossible possible. But because of the magnitude of the miracles that are recorded in the Bible, we’ve allowed ourselves to become conditioned to the idea that if it’s not raising someone from the dead or making a blind person see, the impossible does not happen today.
All around us, God is performing miracles. Many times, it is things that we take for granted. How many of us drove to work this morning safely? Turn on the news on any given day and there are dozens of reports of car accidents, many fatal. And yet, somehow we managed to be sitting here reading this message. How many times did we pass a test we were sure to fail? Yes, it’s easy to pass that off as just being “lucky” or maybe even credit a “nice” teacher. But truly, the hand of God is working in our lives through every moment, many times turning impossible situations into a testimony of His power & deep love for us.
In the song, “The Greatness of Our God”, there’s a line that says “I spend my life to know, and I’m far from close, to all You are”. And this is so true---we could spend our whole lives trying to understand how great God is, how awesome his powers are…and we’d never even come close to appreciating all that He is. Maybe we can’t biologically understand how Jesus was born to a virgin mother. Perhaps we can’t articulate how Jesus is God and came to live as a human being among us. And maybe we can’t fathom how He rose himself from the grave and conquered death. But maybe our finite intelligence and limited abilities aren’t meant to understand everything that our infinite and limitless Creator is. And though we’ll never come close to understanding everything that He is, we can take great comfort in knowing that there’s nothing our God can’t do, that every day God is making the impossible possible.
Prayer: Give me eyes to see more of who You are. May what I behold still my anxious heart. Take what I have known and break it all apart.
Thought for the Day: Be thankful for the miracles that God has performed in your life today.
Johnson John, Epiphany MTC NY