Zig Ziglar once said, “I have such optimism, I’d go after Moby Dick and take the tarter sauce with me.”
I love this quote, because I am an optimistic guy. I enjoy taking on big challenges (I know, I know…I’m kinda sick in the head).
I tend to look at impossible situations with tarter sauce in hand.
I’m a cup half FULL kind of person.
What about you?
Recently I was in Capernaum on the north side of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It was at this historical site that Jesus was teaching in a home. You can read about it in Mark 2:1-12. As Jesus was teaching in a packed out home, four guys brought their sick friend in order to receive a healing touch. They couldn’t get through the doors or windows due to the volume of people engrossed in Jesus’ teaching. There was simply NO WAY to get their friend inside the house.
Or was there?
It is at key junctures such as these that most people get discouraged and walk away (picture Charlie Brown sulking).
But not these guys. They went after Moby Dick with the tarter sauce in hand!
They went through the roof.
Not many folks would think to go through the roof. That takes work, costs money, makes a mess and causes a scene.
AND…it’s what gets friends healed.
I love the optimism. May we become more and more like these guys, especially when it comes to our friends that need to get to Jesus.