My wife and I love action movies. There is nothing we enjoy more than a day when we can coop up in the house and watch a good spy film or a cops and robbers flick. One of my favorite series is the “Mission: Impossible” movies. Five films have been released already, with the sixth expected to hit the box office in 2018. The movies are based on the television series of the same name. They follow the amazing cases of the mythical “Impossible Missions Force.”
I have to admit that some of the scenes in these movies are pretty far-fetched. Yet, I enjoy all the plot twists and the unusual methods used to accomplish their missions. It is also interesting to see some of the high-tech gadgets that are involved in these films. Much of the electronic fantasy found in the movies becomes a reality in a short while.
The Bible also talks about an “Impossible Missions Force.” We find these words of Jesus in Luke 18:27: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Jesus spoke these words immediately following His encounter with a rich, young ruler, who sorrowfully turned away from following after the Lord when it became clear that he would have to put Jesus ahead of his riches. Jesus noted that it is hard for those who are rich to enter the kingdom of God. In response, His disciples questioned: “Who then can be saved?” Jesus explained that salvation is a result of God doing for man what he cannot possibly do for himself.
Salvation is available to us because God became a man; lived among us without sin; suffered and died on a Roman cross as the substitute for our sins; arose from the tomb on the third day; and, ascended to the right hand of the Father to intercede on our behalf. How is that for an impossible mission? I can almost hear the theme song playing in the background as I think of the Lord making the impossible a reality!
We also know that because we have given our hearts and lives to Jesus, we can trust Him with whatever problems we encounter. With God, all things are possible to those who believe. We know that the miraculous power of God to do the impossible far exceeds the “movie magic” of Hollywood.
Serving in love,