Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Mark 10:27 NIV

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Possible

This past December 4 it was announced that sixteen more fresh-cut cantaloupe products had been recalled in Canada because of possible links to a deadly international Salmonella outbreak. The previous update for Canada, posted November 24th, showed 63 confirmed patients with 17 of them hospitalized and one dead. By November 30th, there were 117 confirmed patients in the United States. At least 61 of the patients had required hospitalization and two people have died. The outbreak stretched across 34 states.

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We love the promises of Jesus. What a blessing to hear Him say that He will never leave us or forsake us. What a joy to know that He is coming back and will make all things new. We never get tired of reading that Jesus calls us friends. But Jesus also said some harder things. He spoke to His disciples about how difficult it is for rich people to get into the Kingdom of God. I don’t see that one written very often on a Post-it note and stuck on a bathroom mirror or fridge door. His followers in His day wondered about this hard saying and asked Him who, then, could possibly get into the Kingdom. Mark 10:27 gives us the answer: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man, this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’” This is a promise that is worth posting somewhere around your house. We can’t save ourselves – that is impossible. We too easily trust in our own strength, our own wealth or popularity. Only God has the power to transform us so that we trust Him alone for life and eternity. All things are possible.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley