In the world but not of it

March 13, 2010

With God…

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“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

I am not a stereotypical sports fan but like most people when the Super Bowl comes around it is fun to watch especially since much of the entertainment does not happen on the field but rather in the living room with the people who watch the game. They are true fans and are usually very animated about the whole thing.

For example, in the 2007 Super Bowl the New England Patriots were seconds away from not only winning the whole thing but from a perfect season with no losses at all. That all changed when the NY Giants moved down the field as the clock ticked closely to the end and David Tyree made a catch that is still regarded as one of the all-time amazing feats in sports.

When he caught the ball even the Patriots fans shouted the word “unbelievable”…

If you think about it we throw the terms “unbelievable”, “incredible”, “awesome”, “impossible”, around like they mean nothing more than real good or amazing. Yet, these words are really only applicable to God Himself and not the catch that was made or that triple cheeseburger or that astounding HDTV you want to buy.

Of course we probably won’t stop using such terms to describe everyday occurrences but let’s pause for one moment and consider that God is the only one worthy of these terms when they are used in their fullest meaning.

For example, when I look at the term impossible I consider things that just cannot happen and have no way or method or possible path to occur…they are indeed impossible…

Yet one event I am aware of shattered this theory and caused me to think that if such examples exist in the world then how much more is God the author of it all.

Mind you, I already believed that God can do anything and everything but sometimes a subtle reminder is not a bad thing…

You can go and get all the details on the following true story, but did you know that the Titanic was not the only ship that sank in the way it did? Have you heard of the Titan?

  • Both ships were almost exact in their dimensions
  • Both ships had a similar amount of passengers on board
  • Both ships sailed from Southampton, England bound for New York
  • Both ships sailed in April
  • Both ships hit an iceberg and sunk
  • Both ships lost a similar amount of passengers

There are more similarities but these are the major points. Right now you should be asking yourself then why did you never hear of the Titan.

The answer will astonish you and cause you to say “impossible”…

You see, in 1898, fourteen years before the Titanic sailed and sank; there was a book published called “Futility” which was a fiction novel about a ship called the Titan that sailed and on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg and sank.

Fourteen years before the Titanic sank or was probably even a consideration or idea in the mind of the original builders!

How can this be possible you ask? I don’t know but it is true and it happened. To think that the two situations are nearly identical even down to the two letters in the difference of the name seems completely unexplainable and impossible yet this is an earthly example.

With God how much more…

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