This is when God moves. When there's no way out, nothing left to do, no other options, no possibility left...He moves. Because miracles only happen in the moment of impossiblity. In this world, we are trained to live in the possible...don't rock the boat, don't risk too much, plan, save, and retire. We really would rather never be in a position where we need a miracle--because that's the place of impossibility. And that's hard. We think it would be better to stay within the realm of controlled possibility. But that's not where God is. He shines from the place of impossibility! He lives in a realm where people walk on water, a handful of fish and loaves become food for five thousand, people are raised from the dead, people are transported, the weather obeys your command, and people with life-long ailments are healed instantly. And He asked us to live there, over and over again. Everytime something impossible would rise up, the Disciples would worry, and He would say "Do you still not believe?? Don't you get it? I LIVE in the place of impossibility!" And He would show them how to do it. Heaven on earth. Bring heaven to earth.
Kenneth and I are starting to get a glimpse of what He was telling them. It's hard. No lie...but it's facinating--once you get a glimps past the fear! God's track record is pretty good, ya know...He's always faithful. It's amazing that a concept that simple and true is so hard to believe. We are so trained by this world to accept inability and look ahead for a way to prepare for it. "Can't be done." "Impossible." It's only a word in our dictionary. And God came to earth to try and remove it. Why is it still here? Because we don't believe. But nothing is impossible with Christ.
"Jesus asked the boys father, 'How long has be been like this?' 'From childhood,' he answered....But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.' "'If you can'?" said Jesus. 'Everything is possible for him who believes.' Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, 'I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!' ~Mark 9:21b-24