Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."
"Let's meet for lunch!" Appears the invitation on Facebook from my friend, Kelly, with whom I used to work.
"Great idea! Why haven't we thought of this before?" I reply.
It is almost two years since I left my teaching position. Kelly and I have stayed in touch on Facebook. How silly not to have gotten together in person before this?
We set the date, the time, the place.
I can't wait to see her!
Recently, Kelly has been posting enthusiastically about an exercise program in which she is enrolled called CrossFit. Has it been working for her, I wonder?
As soon as she walks through the restaurant doors, I have my answer.
She looks fabulous!!!
Over lunch, I ask Kelly to tell me more about CrossFit. She readily obliges.
As she explains the routines she goes through, it sounds like boot camp.
Harder than boot camp.
Makes my workouts in the gym seem like a casual stroll in the park.
"Kelly, you're amazing! You really are inspiring me to step it up a notch or two at the gym."
"Do you know, Martha," she says with a twinkle in her eye, "what most people say when I tell them about the program?"
She leans in toward me as if she is about to divulge a deep, dark secret.
"They say, 'I couldn't do that!' And, you know what I tell them?"
"I couldn't either. But," she adds with an earned tone of victory in her voice, "I can now!"
When have you allowed your "couldn'ts" to stand in the way of possibilities?
Will you pray with me?
We know, Father, that in You, all things are possible. Remove from us the fears and doubts which limit the possibilities You present in our lives. Help us to remember that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Amen.
Psalms 66, 67 or 19, 46
1 Timothy 3:14-4:10
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