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Nothing Shall Be Impossible

Nothing Shall Be Impossible Is A Mind Boggler

What incident in your life might cause you to believe that nothing shall be impossible? Are impossibilities a myth? Are they the empty words of a deceiver?

A mustard seed is a good reminder that nothing shall be impossible. 

One seed contains a real wow factor. It starts out tiny and round, usually about 1 to 2 millimeters (0.039 to 0.079 in). A single seed can grow to a height of 20 feet with a 20-foot spread. Some grow to 30 feet. 

That’s a lot to believe about a tiny mustard seed.

Nature Offers A Believable Reminder

About flying, nothing shall be impossible or improbable for a bumblebee. Except, he has a way-too-big body for his way-too-small wings.

In the 1930s, French entomologist August Magnan noted that the insect’s flight is actually impossible. That notion stuck in popular consciousness for decades, making folks believe bumblebees possessed a physics-defying aerodynamic.

Even so, it is a myth that bumblebees should not be able to fly.

Consider the physics-defying flight of the bumblebee and you might see how the myth got started. If you calculate, assuming bumblebees fly like airplanes, then a bumblebee should not be able to fly. 

But bumblebees don’t fly like airplanes. Instead, they beat their wings super-fast—around 200 times a second. They are like mini hurricanes!

Rotating their wings creates pockets of low air pressure. In turn, this creates small eddies above the bee’s wing and lifts it into the air.

This rapid wing movement and resulting aerodynamic trickery explain why insects with such small wings can fly so well.  

Courage Is Possible 

Similarly, every time I get on an airplane, logic tells me the plane should not be able to lift off. My senses warn me, by the size of the plane and the number of its occupants, it should not be able to fly.

It takes courage to believe the unbelievable. Trust, perhaps, when flying on an airplane is involved. Faith employs both courage and trust. 

How difficult is it for you to believe a mind-boggling sentence? Try this one from the Bible in Matthew, chapter 17, verse 20b “ . . . if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”  Matthew 17:20b  

Being able to move a mountain entertains a bold example of a hard-to-believe statement.

I have not personally seen a mountain in the Smokies moved by man nor God. But I have seen broken relationships mended and lives turned 180 degrees when hope seemed ridiculous.

Courage and faith in things unseen is not hocus-pocus. God’s word is the perfect reminder that it takes only a tiny seed of faith to grow into fruition our wildest dreams.  

Is lack of courage the mountain that stands in your way? God grants us faith as a gift and with it, courage is possible. It’s available to take you to whatever height you choose to climb.  

I love the mustard seed necklace. It’s a perfect reminder of the unbelievable growth you can expect with a beginning seed of faith.

The necklace is available here from Adorned by Aisha

A Song—Propulsion for the Flight

“Somebody Bigger Than You And I”, recorded by Elvis Presley on Friday, 27 May 1966; RCA Studio B, Nashville

Some of the song’s lyrics:

When we’re filled with despair

Who gives me courage to go from there

And who gives me faith that will never die

Somebody bigger than you and I

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