God of the Impossible

by Danny Tariman

“If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it” – John 14:14

“So how did you manage to check in your overweight baggage?” asked the guard who was harassing me at the entrance of the Jackson’s International Airport.

“There is nothing impossible with the Lord!” I replied. “What?” came the puzzled reply from the guard. “I said, ‘there is nothing impossible with the Lord!’”

Earlier at the check-in counter of Air Nuigini, I was informed my baggage was overweight by 11 kilos. My head ran through the computations. I had to pay over PHP9,600 for a box of Ox & Palm corned beef. Way too much! But instead of giving up, I said a silent prayer, in the name of Jesus, to make it possible for me to check in my baggage without having to pay a single toea (Papua New Guinean equivalent of a cent).

After about 20 minutes, an assistant working at the check-in counter approached me. “Sir, my boss is asking you to come and check in your baggage.”

After a few questions, my baggage was accepted without me paying a single toea.

He is indeed the God of the impossible!

“All that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.” (Mark 11:24)

Thank You, Lord, for giving us the key to answered prayers — Your name.

[This reflection was first published in Didache – May 3, 2010]


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