Impossible. First thing that comes to mind for me is the Rogers and Hammerstein TV version of Cinderella. Fairy Godmother sings "Impossible! For a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage." LISTEN TO IT HERE.
Impossible. I remember the opening sequence from the Mission Impossible TV show in the late 60's, where a tape was played with instructions for a mission, always ending with "this tape will self-destruct in five seconds." It disappeared in a whiff of smoke. WATCH IT HERE
On a whiteboard in a youth group classroom at church tonight. The words we say "Impossible" but God says "I'm possible." I like that. Turns it around.
Back to Cinderella's Godmother. About halfway in, the lyrics turn around to "It's Possible."
But the world is full of zanies and fools
Who don't believe in sensible rules
And won't believe what sensible people say.
And because these daft and dewey-eyed dopes keep building up impossible
Impossible things are happening every day.
Yes. I resemble that idea. Zanies and fools in don't believe in sensible rules.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Now, please do not get into a theological argument with me. I know - God is not Fairy Gomother. And it's not "poof" magic we pray for.
Or is it? And what the heck is wrong with thinking of God as Godmother? Someone who responds to me in crisis, who listens, and allays my fears. I'm good with that.
As to the zanies and fools? Yes - sometimes Christians are characterized that way. We don't do things the way everyone else does. And for that, I am grateful.
My "Impossible?" Never ever gone swimming in the water of Buzzards Bay on October 20. Until today! A friend called me "weird" on Facebook. I'm ok with that, too. It is a celebration of life. Going in because I can. Because it was nearly 70 degrees today and the sun was shining.
Impossible things are happening every day. Prayers do get answered. Not always when we want, and not always what we want. But as for me, I will trust God to have my back. God may "fairy godmother me" any time God wants to!
And I will again be grateful.