Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)
THROUGHOUT HISTORY, humankind has made incredible discoveries and inventions that have transformed life. We have created writing, music, photography, the radio, cell phones, and the Internet. We have mastered flight, explored space, probed the depths of oceans, and navigated inside the atom. Scientific laws and theories, vaccines to eradicate diseases, and countless other achievements prove that we are capable of almost anything. Many things that we enjoy today once seemed unattainable. With technology advancing at breakneck speed, is there anything impossible for us?
Yes. There are some things that have always been impossible for human beings and always will be. It is impossible for us to create life from nonliving matter, and it is equally impossible to attain eternal life on our own. Because of those impossibilities, Jesus came to give life. He said, “He who believes in me will live, even though he dies” (John 11:25). Believing in Jesus, the only source of eternal life, we willingly relinquish our human efforts to attain it. We realize there’s nothing we have and nothing we can do that is good enough to give us eternal life, and we cling to His cross.
Over two hundred years ago, Augustus Toplady, author of the beloved hymn “Rock of Ages,” understood that truth. He wrote “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling.” Trusting in Christ, we pass from death to life; that’s the impossible made possible.
Admit you cannot do the impossible and let God give you life.
Kathern Nemec and her husband served in Argentina for twenty-seven years as missionaries. Now residing in Ohio, both are active in their local church