They say that you should never say never; it’s this idea that the completely unthinkable is never impossible. And it turns out that what may be unthinkable today becomes a powerful reality tomorrow.
A century ago, air travel over long distances was completely unthinkable. Nowadays, you and several hundred others can fly unthinkable distances; Perth to London, Singapore to New York, Johannesburg to Atlanta non-stop in less than 19 hours – trips that used to take years in a sailing boat.
Half a century ago, heart transplants as a relatively routine operation were unthinkable too. Today, there are tens of thousands of organ recipients leading normal lives.
Just twenty years ago, the pervasive impact of the internet was unthinkable. Today, it’s an indispensable communication, research and business tool for billions of people.
And even today, for many people, the notion of heaven and hell are completely unthinkable. And yet “the unthinkable” happens all the time. Jesus put it like this:
Matthew 13:41-43 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will find the people who cause sin and all those who do evil. The angels will take those people out of his kingdom. They will throw them into the place of fire. There the people will be crying and grinding their teeth with pain. Then the godly people will shine like the sun. They will be in the kingdom of their Father. You people who hear me, listen!
Two thousand years ago, God wrote an invitation to heaven in His Son’s blood on a cross on a hill called Calvary. It goes like this:
I’m coming back. And this whole cross thing was for you. Why don’t you join me? Why don’t you put your trust in me? I want you with me for all eternity.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.