Saturday I had the blessing of spending a few hours with my teenager sister while she copped my WiFi. We watched a Mythbusters episode together, where they proved it is scientifically impossible to be buried alive and escape.
This was comforting.
Why? Because that means no Zombie apocalypse. Unless it’s Walking Dead style.
Why else? Because it exemplifies what Christ did.
Now, I know that his grave is way different from our graves…I get that. But for a while (and don’t cry “heretic” out to me) I forgot how magnificent it is that Christ rose from the dead.
Not only that he rose from the dead, but that he rose others from the dead. He healed the sick, the handicapped, and the diseased. He gave hope to the hopeless and changed ridiculously lost people into the examples by which we lead our Christian walks by.
For a while…and I hate to admit it…I forgot two central truths:
God can do anything.
God can save anyone.
For a while, I wasn’t sure of this; at least, I wouldn’t have admitted it out loud. In fact, I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t sure of this. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I realized that I wasn’t operating my life based off of these truths. And when you’re not walking, you stop talking.
You see, these truths radically change the way that you live. It means that nobody is too far of a reach to pray for. It means that you don’t just complain about people, but pray for a change of heart in them. And speaking of prayer, it radically changes your prayer life. Prayer isn’t just a time of asking, but a time of believing that it can actually be done.
At one time, these truths provided me hope and comfort…..and I want to cling to them again. Because, if God can move mountains, then God can save my family from drug addiction. And if Christ can raise from the grave (which I watched on Mythbusters yesterday is scientifically impossible) then Christ can raise up my teenagers from their sin. If God can lead adulterers and bigots and prostitutes and cheaters and hypocrites to him and use them as leaders, why could God not lead certain people in my life to salvation?
God can do it.
I know he can.
And as soon as I realized this in the least bit, I saw it happen in a huge way. I really did. God is working in the lives of the people I didn’t think he can save, and he is slowly moving them away from their addictions to sin. Can I get a stinking Hallelujah?
God is able.
I never again want to get in that dark place of not believing that.