Zero Odds

What are the odds?

What are the odds of making it to heaven without God’s grace?

ZERO.  And yet, God asks His followers to do the impossible every day.

What must I do to inherit eternal life?

God’s answer is different for everyone.  But,  whoever you are,  God calls you to do the  “impossible.”

Jesus asks the rich man to do the impossible, “Sell everything.”   Jesus’ demands of discipleship is the equivalent of threading a needle’s eye with a camel.  The disciples rightly gasp, “Who then can be saved.”  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (cf. Luke 18:18)

When the angel appears to Mary announcing the birth of Jesus.   She asks, “How can this be? ”  The angel replies, “With God, nothing is impossible.”

The notorious tax collector, Zaccheus expresses interest in Jesus.  Except for the dinner guests, no one was privy to their conversation.  All we know is the impossible happened that day.

Following Jesus is as miraculous as the creation of the world.  We are His impossible, improbable new creation.

Author: gbradepp

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