My friend, may I ask you a question? What binds us to God? Certainly it is the day-to-day sustaining that provides the tie? But is it also the fact that He does the impossible that consistently brings us back to the heights of belief?
Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
One of the more touching moments in Frank Capra's movie "It's a Wonderful Life", is when the dad, George Bailey, "fixes" ZuZu's little rose that had lost a petal. "Paste it, Daddy!" The little girl pleads. George turns away and works his magic on the sad little rose. After deftly putting the stray petal in his vest pocket, he presents it back to her restored as if by magic back to its rightful bloom. His love had done the impossible and ZuZu's faith in her father remained secure. She believed in him because he could do the impossible.
What binds us to God? Is it the fact that He does the impossible that consistently brings us back to the heights of belief?
Here's a story: "Brenda, a young woman rock climber, was sitting on a ledge taking a breather. As she was perched there, whoever was holding the rope up at the top of the cliff made a mistake and snapped the rope against her eye and knocked out her contact lens. Sight blurred, she looked and looked, hoping to find that lens. She prayed that the Lord would help her find it. When she got to the top, she looked out at the mountains around her and thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every single stone and leaf that’s on those mountains and You know exactly where my con- tact lens is.' Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. They walked down the trail to the bottom. Just as they got there, there was a new party of rock climbers coming along and one of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?' She had found the contact lens! But you know why she saw it? An ant was carrying that contact lens so that it was moving slowly across the face of the rock right in front of the climbers." (Michael Cassara, sermoncentral.com)
Our God is certainly the God that can do the impossible. He does it at will and willingly if only we have the faith to believe He can do it. We don’t know how He does it; nor can we understand his ways. He has not given us that under- standing. Rather, He has simply asked us to believe that the impossible is possible with Him. And because God so often works in ways that are beyond our understanding, hiding His goodness in His wrath and His justice in injustice, it makes it mandatory to have faith in order to love Him and believe in Him. Without a belief in the absurd, the impossible, we could not begin to approach our Heavenly Father lest we should be repelled by our senses and our logic. Reason has no place when it comes to loving God. No, He can only be loved when embraced in faith. If you are looking for Him to paste the pieces of your life back together today, start believing that it is possible even when it seems that it is not. Our God loves the impossible challenge. All we need to do is simply ask and believe by faith He will do it. "Paste it Daddy!"
We pray. Heavenly Father, may we be men and women of faith who lay hold of God in prayer. May our fervent prayers of faith for the seemingly impossible task ahead be on our lips no matter the circumstance or situation. Lord, turn us to You, to penetrate the problems in our lives, big or small. May we open the doors of improbability with our prayers, to paste our lives back together even when they seem so torn apart. You major in performing what men often see as the impossible and we know that You love to break through when all hope seems dim. In Jesus Name. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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