Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
What have you done recently that others would call absurd?
I came across plaque that I was given when I graduated from college. It reads “Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
Absurd, by quick definition, means unreasonable, or completely ridicules. As I looked back at my life I saw many things that were “absurd”.
My birth was absurd. Mom learned she was pregnant through miscarriage. It was beyond her understanding that I was still growing inside of her. Yet here I am…
My marriage started off with an absurd relationship. One that was resisted by many. Teachers and coaches who had the best intentions for me fought my connection with my then high school sweet heart.
Yet here we are…
I’ll never forget the words of one physician, “with the function of your system it is highly unlikely you’ll ever conceive let alone carry a child to term. You may as well get that in your mind now. It will save you pain later.” Picture my heart shattering in my chest over and over again. Yet two healthy children slumber in their beds that call me mom.
Or my niece born at 23 weeks, no pounds and 14 ounces. It was absurd for the doctor to try to save her. Yet he did. And a four year old tiny piece of dynamite calls me Aunt Kelly…
Indeed life is full of absurd. But as He often does The Holy Spirit doesn’t let it rest there… In many ways some feel faith in Jesus Christ is absurd. The belief that God would Love enough to send His Son that we could have everlasting life is absurd. It surpasses the reasonable. And goes well beyond understanding.
The same God that spoke life into existence loves me that much. He loves you too. I know it may seem absurd… But if you’ve not opened your heart to the absurd you’ll never know what is possible.
Consider what you’ve witnessed. Place the glory for those things on God. Ask questions. And open your heart for Jesus.