Day One: Too Good To Be True

Psalm 126:1-2 (Message)

“It seemed like a dream, too good to be true,
when God returned Zion’s exiles.
We laughed, we sang,
we couldn’t believe our good fortune.

“It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when GOD returned Israel’s exiles.” Each act of God was an impossible miracle. There was no way it could have happened, and it did happen. “It seemed like a dream, too good to be true.” We nurture these memories of laughter, these shouts of joy. We fill our minds with the stories of God’s acts. Joy has a history. Joy is the verified, repeated experience of those involved in what God is doing. It is as real as a date in history, as solid as a stratum of rock in Palestine. Joy is nurtured by living in such a history, building on such a foundation.” [E. Peterson]

“It seemed like a dream, too good to be true…”In Jesus the ultimate ‘dream’ of life has come true and is continuing to come true. Christian life is joy-filled because the dreams and visions that God reveals to us do become reality. We live in the ‘impossible miracle’ of knowing God and experiencing His presence. Our stories are now wrapped up in God’s stories past, God’s story present, and God’s story unfolding.

What do you dream about? What do we sense will make our lives better?

What has God done in your life that felt like an impossible miracle? Can you trace his miracles and rescue?

Spend some time thanking the Lord for each impossible moment he made possible. Let’s ask the Lord to expand our vision of what he can do in and through us for his glory.

– TR