Ridiculous: extremely silly or unreasonable, absurd, preposterous
Listening to a sermon on Moses, on the way to work I thought in my mind how unreasonable or preposterous the events described were to my thinking. Most of us are on auto-pilot. Get up, go to work, come home, take care of family, go to bed. There is more to the day for all of us, but that is the general rhythm. But what if God called us to do the ridiculous, and then we trusted Him to perform the IMPOSSIBLE?
David killed Goliath with a sling shot and stone.
Moses parted the red sea.
Abraham listened to God, picked up and left his home for some promised land he knew not where.
Joseph was sold into slavery and became a prince.
The disciples followed Jesus, preached, and healed.
“Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21).
As, I think of just that very small list of the impossible in God’s Word, I try to translate that for today. I’m not sure I will ever chase a lion, part the sea, or kill a Goliath. But wait….
Could I chase after Jesus with all my heart, soul, and mind and believe Him for the impossible in my struggles and in my dreams?
Could I trust Him to part the sea of my un-forgiveness and walk to the other side where He restores and heals?
Can I allow God to use my simple, ordinary gifts to make a difference with His love in a world filled with Goliath evil?
Can I trust Jesus to sustain me in my parenting and marriage with Joy in my heart and the knowledge that He will guide me and take care of the hard things that seem to have no answers?
I’m feeling ridiculously absurd, and ill-equipped.
It’s so nice to be honest with you. Lord, we cry out to you! Help us to trust and obey in the things you put before us. Jesus help us to claim this verse:
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
Voice of Truth Video by Casting Crowns.