October 12-The Impossible Dream
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 19:23-30
On this date in 1967 the Boston Red Sox’s impossible dream came to an end. Cardinals ace Bob Gibson pitches his third complete game of the series defeating the Red Sox 7-2. The team’s slogan, “The Impossible Dream” is based on the song from “Man of La Mancha”. The song became popular as the Red Sox who finished in 9th place a year ago wins the American League pennant on the season’s last day over three other teams. The Red Sox only fell 1 game short of their “Impossible Dream”.
In our Scripture lesson today Jesus reminds his disciples how hard it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven. The rich young ruler had just turned away from Jesus when he would not put everything including his money after Jesus. Jesus reminds the disciples all things are possible with God. Sometimes we face what may seem to be an impossible situation with no answers or no way out of trouble. God is always there for us and He is the God of the impossible. The harder times get in our life, the more we need to put our faith and trust in God. We are blessed as believers with the gift of eternal life that can help us through any difficulty the world throws at us! God will always be there for us.
1. Describe a time things were tough in your life.
2. Did God help you through the tough times? How?
3. Is following Jesus the most important thing in our lives?
Life sometimes looks and feels impossible to deal with a nd get through. May this day and every day we remember that God is the God of tough times and the God of the impossible!
Posted on Mon, October 12, 2015
by David Daly