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The Incredibles!

It is I who made the earth,
and created man upon it.
I stretched out the heavens with My hands.
And I ordained all their host.

– Isaiah 45:12

in-cred-i-ble (adj.) – Seeming too unreal to be possible

If you were to ask Bill what verse in the Bible strikes him as just incredible, I think he would say the first part of Isaiah 1:18: "Come now, and let us reason together," that’s what God says . . .." And Bill would say: "That He would actually invite ME to sit down and talk with Him? That’s incredible!"

One of my "incredibles" is Matthew 10:29: "Not one sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it." A tiny, little, insignificant sparrow! One among billions! And they do nothing but chirp! They aren’t beautiful; their song is limited; they can irritate you by building their nest in the bluebird box; they aren’t the object of studies like humming birds or butterflies. They are just…sparrows.

When I went out this morning to give "my" birds fresh water there was something that brought tears to my eyes: Lying on the dirt in the flowerbed was a Blue Jay. It feathers were still bright blue and it still had that crown on its head that makes him pretty bossy, but it was dead. I derived some comfort from that incredible verse about the sparrows. Someone else has chosen that verse as special and written these words: "His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me."

Jesus goes on to say, "If I am that concerned about a tiny bird–and I just told you that I am–why can you not accept what I tell you about my love and concern for you?"

John 3:16 is incredible. "God loved us so much that He allowed His Son to suffer and die a horrible, shameful death that we might not have to die, but would have life eternally" (my paraphrase). There’s the sparrow theme again–He watches over us to that extreme. Would you label that "incredible?"

He loves ME–unconditionally! He actually lives inside of me now to face life with all of its complexities and pain for me. He is with me–every second of the day. Incredibles!

I am confident that you have your own incredibles. The question that is ever before us is this: Do I believe Him? Either He is able to bring these incredibles into my life and make them real to me, or He is a liar and an imposter–a loathsome con-artist. Which do you say He is? Me, too! Isn’t that just incredible?

About the Author

Anabel spent decades teaching in many contexts through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries. She has taught countless others how to have a genuine intimate faith and a sound marriage. She shared from her heart about living from the heart. Lifetime’s beloved founder and mentor passed away November 7, 2010. Her legacy and influence are timeless and priceless.