On to the Impossible - Impossible things are hard to believe

In 1895, Lord Kelvin declared, "Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."  Eight years later the Wright Brothers flew the first heavier than air plane.  

It wasn't until 1978 that two climbers reached the peak of Mt. Everest without the help of oxygen.  And people did not really believe them until Reinhold Messner repeated the act two years later.  It's tough to believe impossible things.  The road up Everest is littered with skeletons and abandoned camp sites of failed climbers, yet people climb it every year now.

On February 25, 1967, the inventor of the radio, Dr. Lee De Forest, stated, "Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."  Two years later, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon.  And many now believe it was a hoax because impossible things are hard to believe.

Alice faced the same dilemma when confronted by the White Queen:
"I can't believe that!" said Alice.
"Can't you?" the queen said in a pitying tone. "Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes."
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things."
"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
It is tough to believe impossible things.

For nothing will be impossible with God"  Luke 1:37 (ESV).

“With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God"  Mark 10:27 (ESV).

As Christians, we live believing an impossible thing every day.  That belief should spur us on to achieve more impossible things.  When life throws us wrenches and we think we can’t get through the day or that we can’t get over a problem, God will help us do the impossible.

When we wonder how we can help our neighbors, friends, and co-workers turn toward God - when we seek that with all of our heart, then we will start seeing the impossible creep into reality.  For the impossible becomes possible and routine eventually.  Let's work toward the impossible.