“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26
The Living God is the God of the impossible.
He spoke the universe into existence. He appeared to Moses through a burning bush. He caused the Red Sea to split in two for His people’s deliverance. When Abraham and Sarah had lost faith in God’s promise, Sarah conceived a son at the age of 90. Gideon and his 300 men were given victory in battle over a Midianite army of 128,000. Elijah was able to call fire down from heaven. God supplied bread from heaven when His people wandered in the wilderness. God caused the sun to stand still so Joshua would have victory over the Amorites. The virgin Mary gave birth to a Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus turned water into wine, walked on water, caused the blind to see, made the lame walk, healed the lepers, raised men from the dead, forgave sins, lived a perfect life, rose Himself from the grave, and reconciles sinners to a Holy God. Our God is the God of the impossible.
These are just some of the impossibilities that were made possible by the God of Scripture. In them, we see Yahweh’s majesty exemplified. There is a comfort to be found when we pause and remember all the great things He has done. Psalm 77:12 says, “I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.” When was the last time you took a moment out of your busy day to ponder the works of the LORD? I think every follower of Jesus gets caught up in the movement of life and forgets to do so.
Why is it good for us to remember what the LORD has accomplished?
Ultimately, when we recall His works and our hearts are filled with joy because we recognize that nothing is impossible for Him, He receives the glory. God is glorified in us when we are satisfied in Him. Secondly, we must purposefully remember His works because we so easily forget them. This is not a unique problem, even the disciples after watching Jesus perform wonders lost perspective at times.
Let us take time at this very moment to remember, thank, and praise God for what He has done throughout human history. After all, He has given us plenty of miraculous examples to choose from!
“Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” – John 21:25