Apr 17th, 2021
The children's book, The Little Engine That Could was a very popular bedtime story at our home. It's a story about The Little Engine needing to get over the mountain with a lot of toys for the boys and girls. And, as a little injured begins to gather steam to get over the high mountain, it begins to say, I think I can. I think I can, I think I can. I think I can, I think again, saying it each time a little faster than before and up over the mountain, the little engine goes... I think I can, I think I can. I think, again, I think again... Well, I love the story, but... Well, it's not entirely biblical.
There are two important differences between the Little Engine story and the Bible. First, the Little Engine says, I think I can, but the Bible says, I know I can. And the second important difference is that the little engine relies on its own power to get over the mountain, but you and I as believers in Jesus Christ, we have the power to get over any mountain before us. As followers of Jesus, we know that Jesus will give us all the strength and we need to do whatever He calls us to do, Jesus will give us whatever we need to face, whatever he calls us to face. I know, I can.
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