Turning Impossibilities into Realities

Do you have a life-song? I know some people who would like to pick Steppenwolf’s Born to be Wild as theirs. Maybe Bobby McPherin’s Don’t Worry; Be Happy is more to your liking. Or your life-song might be I Did It My Way.

Some people choose hymns or other Christian music as a life song. Amazing Grace or Trust and Obey.

I think one of the best responses to the question, “What do you want to define your life?” might be a song from Man of La Mancha. It’s been sung by everyone from Jim Neighbors to Luther Vandross to Elvis to Jim Bell to Brennan Bell. To Dream the Impossible Dream. 

Have you seen that song being presented in the Honda commercial? 


In Mark 10:17ff, a man has a dream of inheriting eternal life.

And as far as we know, he never realizes this dream. The disciples wonder if it is an impossible dream. But Jesus shows them it isn’t. And I believe that part of what Jesus is leading to here is that the cross transitions impossibilities to realities.

This podcast speaks of how the cross transitions from impossibilities to realities.