“Dream Big”

This Weeks Meditation:  “Dream Big”

Read: Luke 1:26-38

This past weekend in Augusta, Georgia another green jacket was awarded to the winner of “The Masters,” one of the most coveted trophies in all of golf.  The winner was Bubba Watson who won on the second playoff hole with a dramatic 40 foot hooking shot out of the woods and to within 15 feet of the cup.

Bubba is a very likable high strung young man who follows Christ and is even more excited about his 1 month old adopted son than he was about winning the green jacket. In the Butler Cabin as he was receiving his green jacket Jim Nantz asked him to comment on the moment.  His comment was memorable, he paused and said, “I’m not sure, I never got this far in my dream.”
When I heard that I was reminded of the verse in Luke 1:37 where the angel tells Mary, “Nothing is impossible with God.”  Not even the birth of God’s Son to a young virgin. Not even the dreams that you have for you and your family.

Sometimes I think we let the impossible get in the way of the big dreams that God places within us.  We think in human terms instead of spiritual terms.  God may not provide everything or anything we ask for (and often that is good) but we must never doubt God’s ability to do the unimaginable.

When my wife and I were first married we put this short verse on our checks so that each time we opened our checkbook we would be reminded of this truth.  20 years later it is still there. It is a constant reminder to dream big and let God do his thing.

I wish Bubba Watson and his wife the best!  I am glad for him that the past three weeks have gone way past anything he dreamed was possible.  But I have a feeling his dreams just might get a little bit bigger now that he has seen how God works in our world.

Mary asked the angel, “How will this be?”  We often ask that question about many things, but how often do we remind ourselves that the God we follow is even bigger than our biggest dreams.

Make it personal: Think about the last month.  What things have you deemed impossible in your mind?  Have you prayed about that?  Have you asked God to help you with that impossibility?  The one key word in verse 37 is “nothing.”  Nothing is impossible for the Creator of the Universe.

Have a great week,
Glen Rhodes, Minister of Discipling and Community Life
Arthur Mennonite Church