In a lecture the other night we were asked if we thought that it was possible for the Gospel to reach every single person in the entire world. I thought about this for a while from purely a technological and practical way, because that is who I am. One of the other students piped up and said “Yes!” She then proceeded to say that she believes in a man who was born in an impossible way, through a virgin. She said that she believes that this same man healed people in a way that proved that he was more than just a man, and that he was in fact God. She went on to say that this man endured such scorn and suffering and was crucified and died and was in the grave for almost three days. He then impossibly rose from the dead, something that does not happen every day. This belief that Jesus rose from the dead and has triumphed over sin and death for our sakes, forms the basis of the Christian faith. Paul writes to the Corinthians and tells them that if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith (1 Cor 15:14).
If the basis of your and my faith is something that is seen as simply impossible according to human standards, and yet we hold to it with such vigour and faith, how come we sometimes can’t believe that God would do impossible things in and through our lives? I often catch myself thinking that something won’t happen because it is humanly impossible. But if I believe in Jesus, who has overcome death for my sake, what is to stop Him doing something miraculous in and through me? Let’s not limit God by our small thinking and start believing in the impossible again.
Matt. 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”