When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Jesus had just given His Disciples a lesson on how hard it is for someone who is in love with worldly possessions to enter the kingdom of God. Specifically that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is to enter the kingdom of God if you are in love with worldly possessions. The disciples were so impressed that their response was, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus then seizes the moment to broaden the disciples thinking and to broaden our understanding. Jesus replies, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
Why, as human beings, are we so quick to give up on a person or a situation? Granted there are times when you must stand back and pray and worship the LORD until the situation ripens, however that is not an excuse to give up and issue a proclamation that they are never going to change and come to the Lord. Since the LORD was able to bring me to the place where I was ready to change and accept Jesus then I know He can do the same for them. Jesus Christ saved me from an eternity of separation from His presence and He can save them. My part is to just live in the way of God’s love before them, pray for their soul, accept them for what they are and wait on the LORD.
It would seem that the disciples did not grasp the full picture of the lesson at that time as immediately after Jesus spoke these words, Peter tells Jesus, in so many words, hey we’ve left all to follow you. What are we going to get?
Jesus has never uttered any greater words, “but with God all things are possible.” Open your mind and heart today to the possibilities a life in fellowship and communion with the Creator of all things holds for you. The mistakes and ruin from yesterday and the impossibilities of tomorrow are dissolved in my acceptance of and sharing of God’s unconditional love today. To God alone be all the glory!