No Way!

When the angel, Gabriel, revealed God’s divine plan to Mary, that as a young virgin, she would give birth to a son, God’s Son, we can only assume her perplexity of mind and heart at such an outrageous announcement, a miracle, in fact. Given the world of science in the 21st century, the idea of just about any feat being accomplished by human ingenuity seems almost reachable. But the odds of being “almost reachable” versus “nothing [is]…impossible” with God are vastly different.

Sometimes, perhaps, oftentimes in life you and I must face the reality of human frailty. Death, sickness, failure of character, mine, yours, or someone else’s, financial instability, fill in the blank, and the list goes on and on. We try hard to face our circumstances with courage to either accept or change whatever sense of futility challenges us, only to be met with new and more difficult challenges. Ask me how I know. If the world continues from today for ten thousand years, no matter how intelligent or clever humanity strives to become, only God can be credited with perfection and a record claiming one hundred percent achievement in His goals.

What obstacles are you facing today? Does a solution feel insurmountable? Even downright impossible? God of “the impossible” invites you to tell Him what is on your mind and heart. Oh, yes, He does already know what you’re thinking and the outcome, this is true, because God is omniscient; but He wants to hear from you, and just maybe, you will witness a miracle.

Read the words to one of my favorite hymns, In the Garden.

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.
He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing.
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own.
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

In the Garden, written by Charles A. Miles, 1913.