Impossible?

Are you facing something that seems impossible? Don’t give up just because something appears as though it can’t be done.

Almost every great idea in history started with people saying it was unattainable.

According to the Net Results Resource Center in Lubbock, Texas, when trains were first invented, several experts agreed that if a train went at the frightful speed of fifteen miles an hour, the passengers would get nosebleeds. In addition, they would suffocate when going through tunnels …

In 1881, the New York YMCA announced typing lessons for women. Protests were made on the grounds that the female constitution would break down under the strain …

When the telephone was first invented, Joshua Coppersmith was arrested in Boston for trying to sell stock in a company that would build them. The experts said that all well-informed people know it is impossible to transmit the human voice over a wire …

In all of these cases – and many more like them – dreamers and doers proved the so-called “experts” wrong. What once seemed impossible became a reality.

The wonderful message of Scripture is that when something not only seems impossible, but indeed is impossible, even that is not too difficult for our God.

When the forthcoming birth of Christ was announced to Mary by the Angel Gabriel, the young virgin protested. She knew it was impossible for her to have a child, since she had never had relations with a man, but the angel proclaimed: 

For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37).

Think about how many things in the life of Jesus were humanly impossible:

His virgin birth – impossible.

His sinless life – impossible.

His miracles – water turned to wine, calming the sea with a word from His lips, healing the sick, raising the dead – all impossible.

His atoning death that paid the eternal penalty for the sins of all the world – impossible.

His resurrection on the third day – impossible.

Because of humanity’s great need for a Savior and God’s great love for man – Jesus accomplished the impossible over and over again.

Today, if you’re facing the impossible in your life, remember the life of Jesus and the words of Jesus:

 “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27).

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!