“Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son” (Genesis 18:14).
One day the class somehow started a discussion on who was strongest. The fourth graders thought the best way to determine strength was by arm wrestling. An informal round robin tournament began. Of course, this test didn’t really show who was the strongest, because arm wrestling only tests the upper body strength.
We usually measure strength by determining someone’s physical power. Or sometimes we measure strength by a person’s personality or wealth. As strong as you may think you are, there is always someone who is stronger (or has a better personality or more money and things). It may be the kid two grades above you. It may be the kid that just moved into town.
When God told Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son, it seemed impossible. Who ever heard of a ninety-year-old woman having a baby! God reminded them that nothing was too hard for Him. God has so much power that He can make the impossible possible. The Bible is full of examples when God alone did the impossible, examples like parting a sea, making a donkey talk, rescuing people from a fiery furnace, saving people from their sins, and creating the universe. Nothing is too hard for God.
God is limited only by what He chooses.
» Am I limiting God? Do I think something can’t be possible?
» Do I take the Bible seriously when it describes God as all-powerful? If so, how does that impact the way I pray and the amount of trust I put in God?