Impossible Tasks

Impossible Tasks

by Steve Rensner on April 01, 2024

I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 108:3–4 

Impossible Tasks

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Humpty Dumpty was one of the first nursery rhymes that I learned. The rhyming pattern and four-line stanza was easy to memorize. I still remember the pictures in the book watching him fall and the dismayed look on the faces of the King’s entourage trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Nothing that was done could restore Humpty back to his “egg-cellent” form. It was an impossible task. What are some tasks that you find impossible to accomplish?

We, too, are unable to be put back together again by the stain of our sin. We are hopelessly damaged and marred. Easter has
made the impossible tasks of our own redemption eternally finished as Jesus rose victoriously from the grave. As we gaze into the empty tomb, Jesus Christ has made all things new. We are restored in His Father’s eyes perfect and holy washed and cleansed in the sacrificial blood of His One and only Son. What we could never accomplish on our own was made complete not by our own merit or worth, but only through God’s great love, mercy, and grace. God’s plan of salvation was complete as promised to Adam and Eve. Sin, death, and the power of the devil is destroyed. All is made right.

We celebrate with great joy as this Good News is shared each day with the students as they enter the doors of Calvary Lutheran School. We praise and thank God for the opportunity to gather in His Name knowing that all the impossibilities of our salvation have been made right. We sing a little louder!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!! Alleluia!!!