Jesus said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a fascinating place. Every visit fills me with wonder at something new in the plant and animal world. These vibrant aqua and blue rocks really made me wonder: were they painted? That they could be natural seemed impossible. Google informed me: it is possible! These rocks are azurite-malachite colored by copper ore minerals which can be polished into beautiful stones.
Stunning! What seemed impossible was possible. We see this again and again in scripture regarding the power of God who makes the impossible possible. It begins in the Annunciation in Luke 1:37, when the angel tells young Mary, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary responds, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”
God transformed Mary through her faith with complete trust in God’s promise. Just like the rough but beautiful azurite-malachite are changed into stunning stones, Mary’s life was transformed into a beautiful offering in obedience to God and in service to the world with the gift of Jesus.
This weekend we will reflect on Jesus’ call in Mark 10 for complete faith in God in service and obedience powered by his promise that for God all things are possible. Join us October 10th on “Sundae Sunday” for ice cream and worship! We will reflect on how God is calling us to live out faith making positive changes in the challenges of 2021. Faith makes God’s call to sacrificial giving and living impossibly possible!
With wonder, Pastor Andrea