impossible

September 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm (Uncategorized)

impossibleI love C.S. Lewis.  Seriously.  I have a man-crush on this dead author.  Anyway, I was recently reading (NO! not the Narnia books) his book called the Problem of Pain. (Wow.  That dude is so insanely smart it makes my brain want to explode.) In it, Lewis was writing about how we use the word impossible.  This has prompted some awesome thoughts, and some great content I have shared in a few sermons at DCC and Encounter.  Anyway, I thought my blog-readers might want the scoop:

Most of the time when we use the word impossible we really mean that it is not possible within our current set of circumstances or options.  In other words, there is often an unspoken ‘unless‘. “It is impossible for me pay off this debt this year UNLESS I win the lottery.”  etc, etc.  So when the Bible talks about how “nothing is impossible with God” we are simply saying that God is the unless.  Whatever “impossibility” you are facing, God is the unless.

But here is the deal: God can’t do what is intrinsically impossible. In other words, He can’t do something self-contradictory. Like the nonsense statement that you’ve probably heard: “If God can do anything, can He make a rock so big He can’t lift it?” That is just weird. He can’t make a square circle, either.  Because a circle can’t be square, and a square can’t be circle.  It is self-contradictory, intrinsically impossible.

So check this out. There is at least one thing impossible for God.  And it is a game-changer! It is impossible for God to not love you. Impossible.  There is nothing that you can do that will ever change His love for you. Nothing. His love for you is as much now as it has been for all eternity.  If you think I am crazy, it’s because this is a crazy, messy, dangerous love. But it’s true, no matter how crazy. See here.

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

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