Some things just aren’t possible. They just don’t happen. Like fish jumping into your boat, begging to be bait. When you go fishing the fish stay in the water — unless you’re luckier than I am and you actually catch something. On a lure. On a line. In the water. And then YOU pull the fish into the boat. The fish doesn’t jump in. Of course not!
But what if I were to tell you that years ago, when my husband and I fished for the big catfish, we first enlisted the help of spunky smaller fish that were dying to be the bait. I mean, these little fish eagerly volunteered, leaping into our boat while we sat there. One brazen fish whacked me across the back of my head as he took that flying leap. Fish do that, right?
Okay, I know it sounds far fetched, but why won’t you believe me? I mean, I’m a missionary. My word should count for something, shouldn’t it? — Oh right, it’s too unbelievable. And yes, maybe I embellished the story a bit.
Maybe those little fish weren’t quite so eager to be our bait. Maybe the shallowness of the river combined with the sound of our motor startled the fish into leaping out of the way, inadvertently landing in our boat. Maybe we knew to be at the right place at the right time.
Though it might sound like it just couldn’t happen, it did. And more than once. It might sound impossible, but it isn’t.
Doesn’t that make you sit back and wonder what else we might be considering impossible that isn’t? Sometimes God asks us to do things that sound impossible to us. Things that take us far outside our comfort zone. Things that stretch us in ways we’re not sure we want to be stretched. We could say they are impossible. But with God? With Him all things are possible! It’s a journey I wouldn’t want to miss.