God Doesn't Care What Humans Think Is Impossible
A number of years ago, I was watching The Bee Movie with my kids. The movie begins with an announcer reading these words in white on a black screen, “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.”
Knowing the producers of the movie, I am doubtful that they wanted to make any attempt to advocate the existence of a Creator, but they did. God created a creature that defies our logic, but God has been doing things like that from the beginning of time.
When Sarah laughed at the prospect of her bearing a child in her old age, God asked, “Is anything too difficult for God?” (Gen. 18:14). God didn’t care what Sarah thought for He was going to do the impossible. When the remnant of the Israelites returned from Babylon and were discouraged and had given up hope of a bright future for Israel, God promised that they day would come when they, after living a long life, would see children playing in the streets of Jerusalem. Then God says, “If it is too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be too difficult in My sight?” (Zech. 8:6). God didn’t care what Israel thought. He was going to do what they thought was impossible. When the disciples sat astonished at Jesus’ words about how difficult it would be for a people to be saved, Jesus told them that “the things that are impossible with people are possible with God” (Luke 18:27).
We need to think more like bees. We need to think more like God – less concerned about what people think and more concerned about what God says is possible. A broken past doesn’t guarantee a broken future. A calloused heart is not impenetrable. The gospel is still powerful, the cross still pierces and the resurrection still proffers hope. Much like the bee, we shouldn’t care what people think when we do what God has designed us to do – “for we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Eph. 2:10). We seek the approval of God, not men (John 12:43).
Therefore, when the scientist tells us that life evolved through genetic mutations and survival of fittest and the existence of God is impossible, we need to remember the bee who doesn’t care what humans think is impossible. When the religious world tells us that the gospel can’t draw souls without the decorations of entertainment, or food, or sports or some other enticing material lure, we need to remember the three thousand on Pentecost and the “many people” God had in the pagan city of Corinth (Acts 18:10). When our hearts tell us that a messed up past leaves us no hope for the future, we need to remember David and Paul and Peter who kept serving God “forgetting their past” while striving for the upward call. When the world tells us that the best we have is the here and now, and life beyond the grave is impossible, we need to remember the God of Abraham and Moses and Elijah, who doesn’t care what humans say is impossible. And we need to remember that the stone was rolled away, the tomb was empty and the throne of God was made accessible to all who are willing to come in faith and obedience.
Norm Webb, Jr.