27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
Nothing is impossible. Right. That sounds like some “pie in the sky,” “power of positive thinking” bumper sticker sentiment, right? Plenty of things are impossible – or at least – really difficult.
Yet, Jesus said it. Well….almost.
He said, “For all things are possible with God.”
That makes all the difference.
Whenever we are confronted with our own limitations; with how difficult the call of God can sometimes be; when we are too discouraged to think of any solutions; when we are told by others we just don’t have what it takes; when we are too angry, too hurt, too confused, too tired, too afraid, too…anything…remember – all things are possible with God.
The solution to our issue may not come as we planned, or according to our timing, but that – ultimately – doesn’t matter.
Jesus promised that God hears, cares, responds, and – most of all – is capable – to strengthen us and, if need be, even fight the battle for us.
Jesus isn’t easy. Neither are his teachings. That is what prompted his first disciples to ask in despair, “Who then can be saved?”
But Jesus and his teachings are the Way past what the world sees as impossibility. Always.