But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
The other night I was watching a Greys Anatomy episode with my wife, where the couple found out there baby was going to be born with birth defects and were advised to induce labor and let the baby die prematurely.
The mother was a devout Christian her entire life and believed God might be able to save her child, while her husband was an Atheist and believed the child’s life was doomed.
Eventually the mother gave in to everyone’s advice and prematurely induced her labor eventually resulting in the baby’s death. Honestly it was a powerful episode and can’t help but make you think about the afterlife whether you believe in God or not.
(Matthew 17:20)” And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”
The Atheist father said he did believe in miracles and did see some happen, but they both believed this situation would be too much for God.
Makes me think, at what point do we limit God ourselves? Jesus said that “All things are possible” do we really believe that? At what point do we say that’s impossible this can’t be done?
This is why Jesus said if we have faith as small as a Mustard seed we can move mountains. Faith is really more difficult than we perceive. We can say we have faith, but when the time comes and were at the edge do we really have it? Are we really willing to let go all control and hand it over to God?
(John 11:43)” And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.”
Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and unthinkable event that was witnessed by many people, our human minds try to comprehend this, how can this happen? The reality is just need to trust in God and not lean on our own understandings.
Before Jesus raised Lazarus he asked Martha “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” and she replied “She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”
Her faith was confirmed therefor she received God’s blessing, see we can’t activate God’s miracles without having faith. Even though it may seem impossible, NOTHING is impossible for God, in Jesus name Amen