The God of Impossible Dreams

I love this picture. I love the way the sun shines on the clouds in the distance and on the back of Isabelle.  I love how her shadow is long and the grass almost glows.

It wasn’t until I was uploading this picture that I noticed something pretty funny.  Look at the top of the picture, slightly to the right of the center.  Do you see it?  It’s a stone! In mid-flight.  Belle and I took a bike ride-her first long distance bike ride with no training wheels-over to this pond close to our house.  She loves the thought of “skipping” stones, so we practiced for awhile.  If you know anything about skipping stones, you know that normally you try to throw it level, straight and even with the surface of the water.  You notice Belle’s is way up in the sky, not quite even with the pond.

Her stance is so hopeful.  She’s so hoping it will skip across the pond anyway.

As I sat here thinking about it, it made me wonder when I quit believing in the impossible.  I had a friend once who challenged me to pray for one impossible thing a day for an entire year as an exercise in faith.  I did it, and I can not tell you how shocked I was when so many of those prayers were answered.

God is a God of impossible dreams.

“Man of La Mancha”
The Impossible Dream

To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
To bear … with unbearable sorrow …
To run … where the brave dare not go …
To right … the unrightable wrong …
To love … pure and chaste from afar …
To try … when your arms are too weary …
To reach … the unreachable star …

This is my quest, to follow that star …
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far …
To fight for the right, without question or pause …
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause …

And I know if I’ll only be true, to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm,
when I’m laid to my rest …
And the world will be better for this:
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach … the unreachable star …

What do you need to hope for today?  Don’t be afraid to hope.  Let go, watch it, wait for it, and you might just see the impossible happen.

 

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