I saw the following quotes on the web some time ago, with the reminder that there are no constraints. It’s about space travel. “There is no hope for the fanciful idea of reaching the Moon because of insurmountable barriers to escaping the Earth’s gravity.”
— Dr. Forest Ray Moulton, University of Chicago, 1932
“All this writing about space travel is utter bilge.”
— Sir Richard Wooley, Astronomer Royal of Britain, 1956
“To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon … I am bold enough to say that such a man made voyage will never occur regardless of future advances.” — Dr. Lee de Forest, 1957.
Of the above quotes, Dr. de Forest’s is my favorite. He was bold enough to go out on a limb, then the limb broke. That happens when you’re more sure of what can’t be done than what can be done. If anything has ever been done, you can be sure that before it was done, there were experts saying that it couldn’t be done. Yet, humankind has accomplished some amazing things in terms of technology and medicine and progress. This should underline a most significant truth: Though we are fallen, though we are broken, though we have limits … the human race is sometimes capable of achieving the seemingly impossible. How much more then, should we trust God, who knows no limits or constraints indeed, to accomplish that which seems impossible?
I’m guessing that you’re looking at one or two impossible situations right now … a financial hurdle, a relationship under stress, a concern about health. It’s easy to go out on a limb and say, “This problem can never be solved.” Be careful, though. That limb can break. Because, even though with man some things truly are impossible …
“All things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)
If man can put a man on the moon, how much more can God do in your life? Let’s remember today under whose power and authority we serve.
Our God is powerful and His Word IS True!