The obstacles that were placed before God and God's people are never insurmountable. That is what we hear again and again when God keeps God's promises. This is a gift.
What would happen if we lived into the 'can't' or the 'won't' that we hear in the back of our minds? What would happen if we failed to believe that transformation is possible for all people? What happens when we stop sharing stories of God's promise?
Often times I read these stories of faith and think; 'WOW, I could never do that!' But as I live into the transformation that God continues to lead in my life, I am amazed at the promises God has kept.
THE one that I continue to keep in front of me at all times is that "I was not supposed to be here." The day I was born was the day I almost died. To hear my mother and father tell it; we all experienced a miracle. Somewhere between the Doctor opening the door to ask my father who to save, my mother or me, my vitals increased and my mother's vitals stabilized. It is one incredible transformation that God was active in turning death into life. Yet for me, life is made up of little transformations, daily, weekly, yearly. Rahab experienced such a huge transformation because of a huge event.
I would like to think that transformation is not something we neglect because of the huge events - WOW I could never do that! But over time to see how God continues to work on my life; daily, weekly, yearly.
If I looked at my first day of life, it would be hard for me to live into that miracle. But in reflection of that gift of life, is a respect for God to do incredible things. Rahab and me included.