In how many different ways has she asked the question?
Mommy, could you please put this in the fridge so it won’t get soggy?
Mommy, will you watch my bowl of cereal…real closely…so it won’t get soggy?
Mommy, I’ll be right back. Make sure that doesn’t get soggy, OK?
Every time I hear a new version, I’m blown away again by the realization that she still thinks I can do anything.
Well, I can’t.
I can’t keep her cereal from getting soggy, and that’s just one grain of sand on the long stretch of beach called “Things That are Impossible for Amy.”
But that’s okay.
Because we serve a God who can do anything.
One day—pretty soon, I imagine—my baby girl is going to start realizing that her parents aren’t quite as capable and knowledgeable as she’s always thought we were. But hopefully, we will have taught her well enough that she’ll be okay with that. Hopefully she’ll know that our God can handle all the things we can’t, even if she’s seen us forget that at times. Hopefully we will have ensured that the words of Jeremiah 32:17 are deeply planted in her heart:
“Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.”
Friends, if you are struggling today with things you can’t control—and aren’t we all?—I hope you’ll remember God’s answer to Jeremiah (in verse 27):
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”