Some things can’t be done.
Time travel. That’s one. Time is linear, and if anyone says we can turn the pages of time like a book, well, that’s science fiction. It’s fun but impossible.
How about bodybuilding without breaking a sweat? Can we truly achieve the stature of a Titan by willpower alone? It’s not going to happen, no matter how much we dream.
Then there’s that lottery payout we hope will be ours. A million or two, or even more. What? We haven’t bought a ticket? What do we think will happen, we’ll win by osmosis?
Then, the big one. Our loved one, lost to the clutches of time. Gone from this earth, with only dust to remember their passing. One more day, we plead. Just one more day.
Here comes Jesus, our impossible gift.
1 Corinthians 15:21 says:
“For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.”
We know the story of the first murder. Cain killed Abel because he felt God loved his brother more.
Skip ahead to Jesus in the tomb . . . except . . . EXCEPT . . . THE TOMB IS EMPTY!
Jesus came to earth to live as a man . . . and lived and died, yes, died in his flesh . . . and bam, he CAME ALIVE AGAIN!!
That’s our promise, our impossible gift.
Time travel? Bleh. We have something better.
Bodybuilding? Eeh. We’re getting a new body.
The lottery? We’ve already won. We have Christ, our champion and our king!
Let’s give it up for Jesus, the gift that keeps on giving.
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