Friday, February 2, 2018


I Was Just Thinking About - IMPOSSIBILITIES.
When the Angel appeared to Mary about the conception and birth of Jesus Christ, she inquired how these things could come to pass inasmuch as she had kept herself chaste. Depending on the translation one uses, the Angel responds in Luke 1:37 - - -
NIV - For no word from God will ever fail.
NLT - For nothing is impossible with God.
ESV - For nothing will be impossible with God.
Questions: In what ways can these words from the Angel apply in one's every day experiences today? Were they limited just to the special occasion with Mary (and Elizabeth) or do they have validity for everyone at all times?
Jesus made use of these same words when he was instructed His disciples in Matthew 19:23-26. The young rich man turned away from Jesus when he had been told to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. After he left, "Then Jesus said to His disciples: Truly I tell you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished and asked: Who then can be saved? Jesus looked at them and said: With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Questions: Does Jesus indicate that these words about impossible and possible have application at all times for all people? Can we - should we - believe they have application in the practical matters one encounters day by day? Is there any limitation imposed by the Angel or Jesus when employing these words?
An older Hymn expresses: "I read in the Bible the promise of God, That nothing for Him is too hard; Impossible things He has promised to do, If we faithfully trust in His Word. CHORUS: Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God; Nothing is impossible when you're trusting in His Word…." Do you believe these truths are viable for you today? Your answer should be - must be - Yes!
Prayerfully - consider these things with me.

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