Is anything too hard for the LORD?

Every year more than 75 billion Lego pieces are sold. That’s a LOT of Lego. But who came up with the idea in the first place?

Ole Kirk Christiansen was the originator. He wanted to create something creative for kids. It wasn’t easy. During his life his shop burned down—twice! 

He eventually came up with the design we now know as Lego. He died shortly before his creative invention for kids became a global, household name.

There are times when we wonder whether we’re making any difference or if our goals will ever come to fruition. I’m guessing that the majority of us aren’t toymakers or inventors like Christiansen. But we still work away at our families or careers or dreams or special projects hoping that we’re making a lasting difference.

What I find inspiring about Christiansen’s story is that his legacy continued on after he had passed away. While on earth, he never saw the fruit of his labours, but others still got to enjoy them.

The same can be true for you. There are days (or years) when you doubt whether your love, words, servanthood, or hard work will amount to anything. But God can put to use anything he chooses, even when you can’t see it.

God told Abraham that his wife Sarah would have a child even though she was “past the age of childbearing” (Genesis 18:11). Sarah laughed at the thought, so God put things in perspective: “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” (verse 14) If ever there was a rhetorical question, that is it! 

Friends, keep going.

You may never see the fruit of your labours, but others will still be able to enjoy them.

“Is anything too hard for the LORD?”


Notes:

–The Up Devotional is published 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) and returns on December 19, 2022. 

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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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