God Can

I’m taking a short little side trip from the “Knowing God and Christ” series to visit the topic of “God Can.”

One of the mega churches in our area is having an Easter celebration around the theme “God Can.” Several members in our area have yard signs with this phrase and an implicit invite to attend the church Easter Sunday.  My question, when I see this sign, is simply God can what? 

For students of scripture, there is little doubt that God can and has with regard to a good many things. He can heal if he chooses, he can bring world peace if he chooses, he can cause the lame to walk, the blind to see and the dead to rise, if he chooses. But the most significant thing “God can” is provide a means of redemption for all mankind.

When Jesus said he was “the way, the truth, and the life” a good bit of what that meant was God had now provided a sure fire way for mankind to be in right relationship to him. God tried it through Adam and Eve – no luck. He tried it through Noah and the flood – no luck. He tried it through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – no luck. He tried it through David – no luck. But —– when he chose to send his only begotten son that whoever believed in him should not perhish but have eternal life – he hit it out of the park!

I suppose if we were to ask God can what? The answer is in Christ’s death and resurrection. It’s in the inauguration of the kingdom of God through Christ and the continued building of that kingdom through Christ-followers. We can’t but God can

Happy Easter my friends!

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  1. Paul Lawrence

    Part of my morning devotional this morning contained this sentence. “God doesn’t grow oak trees overnight”. God can and God does if we just allow His will to work within us with patience and understanding. We are all oak trees in different stages of growth and for those of us born again into Him sometimes our growth is slow and sometimes it’s exponential. As I continue to grow one thing I hold fast to is that God can and I cannot without Him.

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  2. Norm

    It seems at times there is tension between our responsiblity as Christ-followers and God’s “responsibility” to spur us in that direction. As you imply and Paul states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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