Generally speaking, “impossibilities” are considered pretty bad; and, frankly many of them are. But I came across some impossibilities in the book of Jeremiah that still makes me smile every time they comes to mind.
“This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then my covenant with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.” (Jeremiah 33:20-21)
A couple of chapters earlier, God says that it would be easier for man to measure the ever-expanding heavens above than for the Lord to reject His people (Jer 31:37).
Do you see it? Jeremiah is telling us that man would figure out how to keep the sun from rising and setting before God would break His promises to us. Likewise, the odds of the Lord rejecting us are less than the chance man has of ever fully understanding the universe.
Preventing tonight’s sunset or measuring the galaxies, both are impossible. God backing out of His covenant He made with us in Christ – equally impossible.
As you watch tomorrow’s sunrise, or gaze into a star-filled sky, thank God for the impossibilities! –Dave
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