So perhaps the name of the program is a bit misleading. The fact is that with a team of builders and designers, knowledge of the restaurant industry and fine cuisine, and the drive that this Chef brings; restoring and restarting a restaurant is very possible, even probable.
We have become accustom to seeing the impossible happen. Be it in a Tom Cruise movie series or a Food Network TV show, we have come to believe that the impossible actually isn’t.
Only one problem. Jesus makes a pretty clean cut statement, something is impossible. When asked “who then can be saved” he says “With man it is impossible” and he means it. Saving mankind, let alone one man, wouldn’t be like this TV program recording three days worth work. We need much more than a face lift. There is no way that we could ever straighten out the curved in on self nature we carry. The problem that we have is our own rebellious, unbending, “I know what’s best for me and mine”, “I like it just this way so take a hike God” heart. Replacing you own heart, impossible.
But Jesus didn’t stop talking after he uttered that word which does not mean what we think it means, “…but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” Jesus comes into our failing life, takes our place in His death and three day rest in the tomb and tops it off with a glorious resurrection to boot. Suddenly, the impossible would be done for you. Possible for Him, and Him alone. Sets us straight with His Father, restored and restarted what was crumbling around us. He sends His Spirit to refresh us as life begins anew. He was the only one who could do it, for He is God in flesh. The best part is, He does it every week in about an hour. Called by the Gospel, He gathers us around Word and Sacrament. He is giving us life, forgiveness and salvation each week. “Yes, this is impossible for you” He says, “but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”