A barren Sarah gave birth to her firstborn when age already prohibited the possibility.
The promise to be numbered like the stars began with the impossible birth of a son.
A finally free Israel finds fickle Pharaoh on their heals and the Red Sea before them.
The Red Sea parted and Israel was rescued.
Leading the wanderers in the wake of Moses, Joshua comes to the edge of the seasonally high river Jordan and later to the towering fortress of Jericho.
Israel walked through a parted Jordan River, not on mud, but on dry ground.
David stood before a beast of a Philistine.
An odd and silly week of marching with a final raucous brought the walls of Jericho down.
Innocent Mary gave birth to a baby.
The Virgin Mary gave birth to the Redeemer of the world.
Jesus endured and suffered on the cross.
We are redeemed.
“How great you are, O sovereign Lord! There is no one like you. We have never even heard of another God like you.”
II Samuel 7:22 NLT
Reflecting on the suffering and struggles the seven churches in Revelation faced we recognize the bond between consciously recalling God’s faithfulness and effectively enduring opposition.
As America continues to divorce itself from morals and values rooted in a Christian worldview, it is imperative for those who say they follow Christ to know God’s faithfulness in church and personal history. Daily recalling God’s series of successful amazing rescues reassures frightened weary hearts. Regardless of how bad circumstances appear, God is greater and we can rest amazed.
When we are willing to put God in the driver’s seat we are able to live a life worthy of His name instead of our fading smug glory. We are able to extend the grace and love we’ve received copious amounts of.
Nothing is impossible when we walk faithfully into the plans of God. Life is complicated and gritty but through faith, we can live triumphantly.