September 2021, Vol. 39, No. 9

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The God of the Impossible

posted on September 7, 2021

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Amy Brockman worked as a ski instructor for the more prestigious ski areas in the world. This allowed her to train for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team while earning a living. 

One day a beginning skier accidentally skied into Amy, knocking her into the path of the lift chair. The operator didn’t see it happen until it was too late. The chair knocked Amy off balance. She fell off the platform and broke her neck. 

At the hospital, the doctors told Amy, “You’ll never walk again, much less ski.”

But while she was in the hospital, one scripture kept going through Amy’s mind: “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). 

She prayed: “Lord, I need your help to get through this.” 

Amy got out of the hospital but was confined to a wheelchair. But she worked hard at her therapy. One day she took just one step and fell on the second step. Her therapist rushed to help her up. She said, leave me alone for a while. God wants me on my knees. And there, in the therapy room, she prayed for strength. 

She then managed to push herself up to her feet and take another step. Then a second step. She fell on the third. Once again, from her knees, she prayed for strength. This is how it went for six months. In the seventh month, she finally was able to walk the distance of two city blocks without falling. Then, once again, she lowered herself to her knees and prayed and thanked God for his help. 

Today, Amy is skiing and teaching skiing at another resort. Every day, she tells people that God is the God of the impossible. And that he can rebuild broken lives.

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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