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God Makes the Impossible, Possible

“God makes the impossible, possible”

Having predestinated us. —Ephesians 1:5

Read Ephesians 1:3-14

Many blessings are enumerated in the opening verses of the letter written to the believers in Ephesus. Notice what we read in verse 5: “Having predestined us unto the adoption of children.” To predestine means to set apart or to secure. As Paul addressed the believers in that city, he also speaks to God’s people everywhere and of every age that God has foreordained them to be His children. What an enormous comfort this is if we may know this by grace. When the Lord receives a child, then he also receives protection and is made an heir, able to share in the gifts that accompany salvation, such as the forgiveness of sins.

Do you long to be such a child? Think of the parable of the prodigal son. The father looked over the horizon every day to see if his son was coming back. In the same way the Lord looks for young people who have, by His grace, become disillusioned with their own little world. From all eternity God ordained that He would receive sinners into His family through the gracious process of adoption. Why? So that God will receive all the thanks and honour for this unspeakable wonder. With God all things are possible.

What does this expression mean: “All things are possible with God”?


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