I was studying the second chapter of the book of Acts this morning and came across one of my favorite verses.
It’s Acts 2:24
“But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep it’s hold on him.”
Wow! I love the fact that it was impossible!
It almost sounds like death tried and wanted to hold him but it was simply out of the realm of possibilities. Death was outmatched, overpowered, outwitted, incapable, too weak, too puny, insufficient, unable!
Death had butterfingers! Death was disqualified, feeble, impotent, inadequate, incompetent, ineffective, ineligible, inept, inexperienced, inexpert, inproficient, insufficient, losing, naive, not equal to, not up to, poor, powerless, unable, uncool, unequipped, unfit, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, unsuited to keep it’s hold on Jesus!
Death tried but found itself to be amateur, amateurish, awkward, bungling, bush-league, clumsy, disqualified, floundering, helpless, ineffectual, inefficient, ineligible, inexpert, insufficient, maladroit, not cut out for, not equal to, not have it, out to lunch, raw, unadapted, unequipped, unfit, unfitted, unhandy, uninitiated, unproficient, unqualified, unskilled, untrained, and useless!
I could go on but you get the point.
There are things that you and I consider insurmountable but that Jesus doesn’t consider at all! Our greatest enemies are nothing to him.
Even a thesaurus comes up short when trying to capture God’s abilities!