Advent Devotion 12.14.19

Matthew 19:26
‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’
 
I have heard this passage said in many different contexts. Sometimes by an athlete that wins a championship. Other times by someone explaining how they accomplished a feat with difficult odds. I have heard it as a punchline “I heard Matt Fricker is a pastor, well with God all things are possible.” While it is true that God is where blessings come from, we need to pay extra attention to what Jesus is talking about in our passage.
 
This quote is a direct response from a question of the disciples. Jesus was speaking about the difficulty for some to enter the kingdom of heaven. The disciples are taken back, how difficult will it be, will it be difficult even for them? Jesus answer to whom enters the kingdom of heaven is amazing. If you try to get yourself in, or have another person help you get in, then it won’t happen. In fact, it is impossible to get in this way. The only way it is possible is through God. Know this, share this, live this. God is the only way! Amen.

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