I recently shared a Biblical account in which Jesus’ disciples were questioned for working on the Sabbath. They had plucked some plants to eat as they walked with Jesus through a grain field. However, Jesus assured them that the disciples had done no wrong, and He declared He was “Lord even of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8, NKJV).
God had established the practice of observing the Sabbath day as a means of turning people’s attention to the Lord. Unfortunately, some religious people had reached a point in which their focus was on the letter of the law instead of the spirit of the law. They seemed more interested in enforcing their strict interpretation of the law than in worshipping the Lord.
I believe that when Jesus declared He was “Lord even of the Sabbath,” He was making a point that God’s authority transcends religious laws. He’s the one who established the Sabbath in the first place; therefore, He had the authority to determine how it should be observed. As the creator of the Sabbath, He was the ruler of the Sabbath.
Just as God has authority over religious laws, He also has authority over so-called natural laws. The psalmist David declared this truth: “The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1, NIV). God created the world and therefore has authority over it. That’s why I have no trouble believing the many examples recorded in the Bible that defy the laws of nature.
God caused 90-year-old Sarah to give birth to a baby. He caused the Red Sea to part so the Israelites could walk on dry land. He made the sun stand still so the army of Israel could win a battle against its enemies. Jesus was born of a virgin, He walked on water, healed the sick, and rose from the dead. You see, God is not limited by natural laws; He’s the one who established them to begin with! As the Creator, He has power and authority over natural laws.
When we face needs in our health, relationships, finances, future, or any part of our lives, we should remember the words God spoke to the prophet Jeremiah. “I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27, NKJV). His words are the same for us today; there is nothing too difficult for Him!
God is not bound by our realm of possibilities; sometimes He will completely blow our minds. With our human nature, we like to be able to understand things, categorize them, and put them in a box. It gives us a sense of being in control. However, we’ll never be able to put God in a box. He’s not governed by natural laws; He’s the God of the natural laws.
Indeed, God is limitless! He can make the impossible possible. Maybe you have a desire to accomplish something for God, but you think it’s impossible because it’s too difficult. Know that the God who is calling you forward is the same God who created you. He will make you able if you follow Him. Paul declared, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
The late minister Andrew Murray declared, “Your Christian life is to be a continuous proof that God works impossibilities.” Indeed, “nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37, NLT). Even if you’re facing a dead-end situation today, trust God to make a way for you!