hen I read today’s Daily Prompt challenge, I had to set aside my freshly revised personal rule of thumb for blogging: to submit a new post once a week, give or take a day or two. I posted a new entry last night (Purposeful Positivity), but I couldn’t ignore today’s question. It is not often that a Daily Prompt motivates me to write on a certain topic, especially since my blog focuses primarily on God, faith, and Christian living.
For informative purposes, below is the Daily Prompt challenge for Monday, March 18th:
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.
What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)
I couldn’t help but giggle inside just a teeny bit when I read the question above. Hmm… If I can’t list six impossible things I believe in, then one or two will suffice. But here is my slight dilemma: I don’t know where to begin or where to stop. I believe in Almighty God Who makes a way for the impossible to occur and in such a way, it is staggering! He is more than enough!
Countless stories of unimaginable magnitude are carefully described in the Bible, offering us a written record of God’s authority over all things in heaven and on earth. Listed below are just six examples of such instances from the Old Testament alone, but it is just the tip of the iceberg:
1) The Great Flood
a. Genesis 7
2) The Crossing of the Red Sea
a. Exodus 14
3) Samson Destroys the Temple
a. Judges 16
4) Elijah Ascends to Heaven
a. 2 Kings 2
5) Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego are Fireproof
a. Daniel 3
6) Daniel Saved in the Lions’ Den
a. Daniel 6
Many more miraculous eyewitness accounts are chronicled in the New Testament:
1) The Virgin Birth of Jesus
a. Luke 1 & 2
2) Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (with five loaves of bread and two fish!)
a. Matthew 14
3) Jesus Walks on Water
a. Matthew 14
4) Wind and Water Obey Jesus
a. Mark 5
5) Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
a. John 11
6) Jesus Heals the Sick, Blind, Deaf, and Possessed
a. A leper – Mark 1
b. A paralytic – Mark 2
c. A demon-possessed man – Mark 5
d. A woman with a blood disorder – Mark 6
e. A blind man – Mark 8
The heartbeat of the Christian faith, the reason why we partake of the Lord’s supper regularly and celebrate Easter annually, is because Jesus Christ took upon Himself the sin of the world, though blameless and pure, to die a criminal’s death, once and for all, and be the hope and salvation to those who would believe, the reward being life everlasting promised with Him in heaven. If that wasn’t inconceivable enough, Jesus was raised from the grave three days later and HE LIVES TODAY! PRAISE GOD!!!
Reader, please understand that if there is a mountain to be moved, a valley you are going through, God is not dead! Your aunt can find work. Your alcoholic father can recover. Your daughter can be healed. Your marriage can be saved. Forgiveness can be found. Hope can be restored. He can be your strength in suffering.
What obstacle(s) are you facing that seem impossible? If we look beyond ourselves to the One and Only, all things are possible with Him!