Jacksonville Presbyterian ChurchDanish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard once wrote:

“If I were to wish for anything I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of what can be, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating as possibility?”

As you look at the world around you, as you consider your own relationships and your own life, what do you see? Some people only see the negative. Others impose limits by their understanding of the past. But the truth is, there is endless possibility.

In the book of Genesis, when the Lord appears to Abraham and Sarah, the Lord promises them that they will have a son, even in their old age. Sarah laughs at the promise, but God responds by asking, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

In a similar fashion, in the book of Jeremiah, chapter 32, we read, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?”

You and I know the answer to that question. May God fill us with a passionate sense of what can be.

Let us pray: In the dark and troubling times of life, O God, it is hard to believe. It is hard to imagine a different future, or to dream of a new day. But you are the God who creates possibility. You are the God for whom all things are possible. Arise from within us an overwhelming sense of hope, and grant us new eyes to see all that can be. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.