6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Do you remember the impossible task we spoke of at the beginning, the building of the Panama Canal? After the canal was completed, after working on that seemingly impossible mission, the men who build that canal wrote a song. They said:

“Don’t send us back to a life that’s plain again,

We who have shattered a continent’s spine.

Easy work? Oh, we couldn’t do that again.

Haven’t you something that’s more in our line?

Got any rivers you say are not crossable?

Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through?

We specialize in the wholly impossible,

Doing what nobody ever could do.”

(Quoted by W. A. Criswell in his sermon on Ephesians 5:18)