God of the Impossible

Author: Emily Rudolph — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: December 9, 2019

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God of the Impossible

READ: LUKE 8:40-42, 49-56

Who doesn’t love a good superhero movie? It’s fun to imagine something “somewhere out there” that’s completely unbound to nature’s laws—a savior to the weak earthlings. It’s like we have a craving to be rescued by a superhero.

And those dreams of a savior are not that far off. If you’re familiar with the true stories found in the Bible, you know that unpredictable, unexplainable, and unimaginable rescue stories appear quite frequently in the text. Think about it: a boy defeating a giant with one stone, thousands upon thousands of people crossing the Red Sea on dry ground, a twelve-year-old girl raised to life, a man healed from his blindness…and the God of the universe dying and rising again. The angel, Gabriel, was right: “Nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

The beautiful thing is that the same God who performed all of these wonders is the same God who loves us today. A friend told me once, “God does His best work in the impossible.”

What impossible things are you facing in your life? Give them to the Lord, trusting Him and His promises in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). As Jesus told Jairus in today’s Scripture reading, “Don’t be afraid. Only believe…” (Luke 8:50). Jairus believed Jesus could raise his daughter from the dead. In the same way, we believe Jesus has already done the impossible because He is rescuing His people from sin and death through the power of His death and resurrection.

That means we can go to Him with any need, trusting Him to work in every situation and right every wrong in His perfect timing (Romans 8:18-30; 2 Peter 3:8-13; 1 John 5:11-15). Life in God’s kingdom is better than any story Hollywood can create, because we serve a God who promises to one day return to make all things new (Revelation 21:1-5). • Emily Rudolph

• Why do you think there are so many movies about superheroes? What does that tell you about our human desire for a Savior from sin and death?

• Read Ephesians 3:14-21. What does this passage tell you about God?

• What kind of impossible but wonderful things does God promise for His people when Christ returns (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21:1-5)? How can this truth make us confident that God cares about us and what we’re facing even now?

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