Rick and Monique

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Impossible

Gray squirrels clamored around my sister-in-law's bird-feeder Saturday morning. Supposedly the manufacturers "squirrel-proofed" the feeder. Tell that to this squirrel. He can't be bothered with the inauthentic mastery of the consummate salesman. Either way, they weren't supposed to be able to do that.

My dad-in-law is a 60-something year old man just learning to ride a motorcycle. Many physically challenged/handicapped bicycle riders will pedal 500 miles across Iowa in one week, and thoroughly enjoy themselves. I watched an 11 year old girl sing a song many seasoned adult vocalists wouldn't try. A mobile phone salesman blew an audience away with his vocal talent. A blind man climbed Mount Everest and an Iditarod Champion became the only person who ran an entire dog-team up the almost 21,000 foot Mt. Denali. An autistic boy saved his mother's life, performing a series of emergency tasks like CPR before help arrived to stabilize the patient. They aren't supposed to be able to do that.

Squirrels--hairy, skittish, tree-jumping, nut cracking bundles of talent doing something humans believed untenable. Most of us believe the bird-feeder manufacturer until they witness, like I did, the very thing men said was impossible. Lots of doubting Thomases.

God never said a man couldn't climb Mt. Everest blind, we did. Seeing is believing, so what did the blind man have to work with? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed. God never claimed He would not raise from the dead, in fact He most assuredly said He would. Believe it.

There's a lot going on that you claim to be impossible. Think about that awhile.

11-year-old Singing Sensation

Girls Play Bach on a Giant Piano


Denise said...

Oh to be like a squirrel...not to have been influenced by the claims! I have much to food for thought here...and yes, I will be thinking of this for awhile!


Billy Coffey said...

You have no idea how I needed to read these words.

Bless you.

Jennifer said...

Hey Iowa guy ... I see you around the Basement, over at Schaap's place. Nice to see you in your own 'hood. (By the looks of your comments page, we have mutual friends.)

Great post.

-- An Iowa girl

Joh said...

Squirrels will be squirrels of course....
I liked your musiccal links, you should try this one as well http://www.flixxy.com/beethoven-fifth-symphony-breakfast.htm

also the Web-site story is cute

Sockrma18 said...

You are so right. Very cool when we remember that God never said we couldn't do things....we did. I needed that today. Thank you!!