Jeremiah 31:27-32:44; 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Psalm 88:1-18; Proverbs 25:20-22
What is Too Hard?
Lance B. Latham was an incredible man with many talents. One of the gifts he had was the ability to memorize. He was known to be able to recite whole books of the Bible from memory. Another area he excelled in was music, specifically piano playing. His piano playing was concert-caliber, and he could play hundreds of songs from memory. Through his musical talent, he was able to compose numerous hymns and choruses. That wasn’t all he did well, as he was also known as a great organizer and leader. Through these gifts Mr. Latham was able to launch the AWANA Youth Association; which quickly grew to thousands of clubs all around the world. Because of his leadership, many thousands of people came to know Christ. In spite of Lance Latham’s many gifts, there were some things he found very difficult to do. One thing that he could not do was change a tire on a car. Even with all of his amazing talents, he could not accomplish this basic task.
In our passage from Jeremiah, God asks a rhetorical question. “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jer. 32:27). The answer is a resounding NO! Our God finds nothing too hard for Him – NOTHING! Unlike Mr. Latham, our God has no weaknesses. Nothing is too hard for Him. Isn’t it great to know that we can rest in Him no matter what?
St. Peter’s Church
Lake Mary, FL