Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.Deuteronomy 30:11-14
The word God speaks to us is never too difficult for us or beyond our reach. God never teases or taunts us with his commands.
Instead, God is always condescending and accommodating to us, to meet us where we’re at and gently lead us toward life. He doesn’t demand that we ascend to where he is. Rather he adjusts himself to where we are, and works with us.
His commands are beautifully and profoundly doable, and designed for our flourishing. They’re practically in our mouths and our hands and our hearts. Simple steps of trust that are possible. And as we take these simple steps, we grow into our ability to perceive and participate in the world God is making through the resurrection of Jesus.