The Bible tells us in 2 Kings 6:24 – 7:19 that the Arameans were besieging Samara. There was so much famine in the city that people were eating their children. The King of Israel went to Elisha who told him that the famine would be over by that time the next day.
An officer of the King told Elisha, "It's never going to happen." (Coleen's paraphrase).
So Elisha told the officer that it was going to happen, but he wouldn't be able to enjoy the abundance of food that would come from the uplifted siege.
As the story goes (you can read it at this link) some lepers decided to surrender to the Arameans, but found when they arrived at the enemy camp, that it was deserted.
I hate to give a spoiler, but the King's official ended up trampled to death because of the hunger of the people when they discovered their enemies were gone.
I find it very interesting how we often hear and even say ourselves, "well that's never going to happen!" How can we be sure?
Helen Keller, a woman who was deaf and blind became the first deaf blind person to earn a bachelor's degree.
"It's never going to happen!"
Helen Keller would laugh.
Winston Churchill stood in defiance of an invasion from Nazi forces. He rallied the troops and Britain took part in the allied landings in Normandy.
"It's never going to happen."
Winston Churchill would laugh.
Marie Curie became one of the most influential scientists in her time when women were not often educated. She received a Nobel Prize for both medicine and physics.
"It's never going to happen."
Marie Curie would laugh.
There are other people, some whose lives are closer to our lives in the 21st century that succeeded against all odds. We love stories like this. Follow this link and you will read of a few more.
And now comes the reason for my blog.
John and I, along with Dennis and Charyl Armstrong are going to film a movie based on another story I have written, "Shots in the Dark".
Shots in the Dark is about a woman who leaves her home in Terrance Arizona to travel to Bishop Oklahoma in an effort to find the man who murdered her husband and to discover the reason why.
We are endeavoring to make this film as professional as possible. We can only do that by much prayer. This is a faith project. If God isn't involved, it won't become reality.
And that's the way we want it.
As we all know, taking on a project as ambitious as this is going to take funds, however at this point we are not asking for funds, but we are asking for prayer support.
As many of our movie making friends can tell you, there are a lot of challenges we have making this project something that will become a human reality. After making The Death of Kevin Frye, I can tell you it seems an impossible task.
But that is the beauty of this. I know that I know that the Lord is calling us to do this. He has spoken to me in many ways and many times and I know that if I say, "this could never happen," I am discounting everything that I believe.
The Bible tells us that with God nothing is impossible
When it comes down to it, our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to trust the Lord with all our hearts and not lean on our own understanding. In all our ways we will acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths.