Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it's not possible

My son asked me what my favorite video game was when I was a child.
Umm, Pong?

He's never known a world without video games and computers and ipods and cell phones. Who would have thought ten years ago that you could carry your entire music library in your pocket? Or who would have imagined that you could take a video with your phone and in seconds send it to someone thousands of miles away? I mean seriously!

Our world is vastly different than a decade ago. Just because we haven't seen it yet does not mean it's not possible. There are advances all the time that just boggle the mind.

And if we, as mere mortals can do this, what does this say about the possibilities of what God can do?

Deuteronomy 8: 3 says "He fed you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever seen. "

We take manna for granted - I mean this is an Old Testament story; we know all about the bread that came from heaven every morning for the wandering Israelites for forty years.

But there was still that first morning - when they opened their tent flaps and saw the ground covered with food - can you imagine? They were seeing something no one had ever seen before; not in their entire lifetime or in the experience of their parents or grandparents or great grandparents had there ever been this type of provision.
It was unheard of.
It was unimaginable,
but it was there!

Scripture also says
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him." (I Corinthians 2:9)

Just because you or anyone you have known has never seen such a solution to your situation, such a answer to your prayer, or the moving of God in such an unbelievable way, doesn't mean it's not possible.

God is the Creator. He "makes all things new"(Rev. 21:5).
So why do we imagine that He's out of ideas when it comes to the things that trouble us?

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