In our daily Bible reading we just read 2 Kings 6-7 yesterday and these chapters leave you on the edge of your seat. First, Elisha makes the axe head float. Then, Elisha and his servant find themselves surrounded by the Syrian army and Elisha famously prays for God to open the servant's eyes and he is able to see the horses and chariots of fire outnumbering the Syrians. The story goes on from there with more remarkable details. At the end of chapter 6, we see that the Syrians have besieged Samaria so there is no food in the city and women are forced to eat their children to survive. Yet, Elisha shares:
“Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Lord says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.”
The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?”
“You will see it with your own eyes,” answered Elisha, “but you will not eat any of it!” (2 Kings 7:1-2)
If you read the rest of chapter 7 you will get to see how God made this impossible word come true.
(Wow! Time to catch my breath.)
Katy and I can easily get discouraged with Chosen Gen because our mission seems impossible. How are we going to be able to win back this next generation? The odds are so great and we need to see a revival in this generation of parents for it to happen. Yet, then we read God's Word and we are reminded of the truth. God is the God of the Impossible. He laughs at the odds we face. So, remembering this, we leave feeling encouraged and emboldened to run hard again.
If you listened to this week's podcast, we shared about the need for more people like Caleb and Joshua in the Bible. (Podcast link is in the comments.) This won't happen unless we all start to read the Bible again. It is in God's Word that we are reminded of who God is, what he has done for us, what he desires, and how he has promised to be with us. It is knowing these truths that our lives are transformed and we are able to start living and experiencing the true life God offers. It is also here that we remember our great responsibility to pass on our faith to our children. This is a daily duty that is done with both words and actions.
So, let's achieve the impossible and fight for this next generation by seeking the God of the Impossible. He is worthy!