I AM not!


There are some things that people cannot do, but God can do anything.

Luke 18:27, CEV


The core sin is to forget that God is God and we are not.

~Timothy Keller

The title to today’s blog is a play on words. God’s personal name is I AM. When I say I AM not, it is a confession of my humanity. I am not God. Like all men, I am finite; thus I am limited. I have bounds on every side. I don’t have wings to fly away from unpleasant realities. I can’t become invisible nor can I walk through walls. I cannot inhabit two places at one time. There is a limit to what I can do and where I can go. I can do some things but there are many, many more that I cannot do. I can study and pray. I can stand in a pulpit and talk but I cannot convict people of sin; nor can I manipulate the Holy Spirit. I cannot call down the fire of heaven that consumes the flesh and brings glory to Christ. I cannot heal the sick nor raise the dead. I cannot correct injustice nor can I correct the inequities of this world. I can’t stop abortion or child abuse. So, I am feeble, frail, and finite. The good news is: God is infinite. He has no bounds other than His good character. He knows no limits. There is nothing that He cannot do. The word impossible relates to humans only: nothing is impossible with God. The world we live in is filled with tragedies and injustice. There are things that are just not right. It is not right for Clara to be born with spinal bifida and not be able to walk while I was born with perfect health. It does take rocket science to know that this is an inequity. So understand, this world is cursed with sickness, sorrow, sin and death. We can’t fix it but Jesus can and He will. Setting this world right is impossible for us but not for HIM. If there was no heaven, I would be deeply depressed but God has an eternity to make things right for Clara and others. No eye has seen and no mind has imagined what He has prepared for those who love Him.

I think we are back on track praise Jesus. I am still running short of time but things are getting back to normal. We appreciate all the prayers and all the kindness. The outpouring of love and affection has been mind boggling. Big Mama and I are very grateful. I have much more to say but no time. God bless you!

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