By Isaac D.
Confirmation Class of 2015
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:24-26
The picture that my verse paints is one of impossibility. You can tell this; because no matter how hard you try a camel is not going to fit through the eye of a needle. Also the picture is comparing the camel through the needle image to any mans’ likelihood of getting into heaven.
The protagonist in this picture is The Heavenly Father because he is able to make the impossible possible. The antagonist in the picture is anything that you love and put first in your life. These possessions can get in the way of having a good relationship with Jesus
God the Father is there and does his thing and makes the impossible possible. I am sitting around and waiting for the impossible to happen. Also, when sitting around I trust the creator to make the impossible possible.
Finally the end of the story is when the impossible is made possible. This impossible is a rich man getting into heaven. This rich man who symbolizes everyone is an example that refers to things that we hold first before God the Father, or cannot get rid of.
I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pardon my sins and that it was him who saved me and not by my actions. Because Jesus died, I know that I am saved and am able to spend eternity with him. All of this is possible because Jesus died on the cross and resurrected defeating death. My response to Jesus dying is to believe in him.
I believe the promises that Jesus made and by so believing in him I may have eternal life with him in the kingdom of Heaven. My confirmation verse challenges me to think that nothing I do will get me into heaven, but I have to rely on God the Father. My verse promises that the Heavenly Father makes all things possible that that man can’t do alone.
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