Wednesday, September 14, 2011

God And Three Pennies

One day Sister Teresa went to her superior and said, “I have three pennies and I am going to build an orphanage.”

“What?” exclaimed her superior in disbelief. “You can't build an orphanage with just three pennies.”

“Oh, I know,” she replied with a twinkle in her eye and a broad smile. “But with God and three pennies, I can do anything.”

Jesus had a similar discussion with his disciples. Jesus had been describing the difficulty people had of getting into heaven. When He finished His lesson, they said to Him in amazement, “Then who in the world can be saved?” Calmly He replied to them, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”

When we face a seemingly impossible situation, we often turn to those around us seeking their advice or help, thinking that they can provide the solution or answer. Soon we realize that they have the same limitations that we have – being human. Even the most brilliant person has a limit to his knowledge and the wealthiest person has a limit to their riches. Christians, however, have the resources of the Creator always available. Our all-powerful Creator has whatever treasures we need to accomplish whatever He wants us to do for Him.

Prayer: Father, may we never fail to do what You want us to do for lack of faith but to always believe that with You as our God, all things are possible. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

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