For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37
Have you ever been in an impossible place in your life? Maybe you were facing something at work or school? Or maybe you had something in your family or marriage that looked impossible? I’m sure we have all felt like we were up against impossible odds at some point in our lives. The truth is, it probably wasn’t impossible, it just looked like it or felt like it at the time, but after a while it fell into place as you prayed and trusted God through it.
When Mary was visited by the angel who told her she would have a baby before she was intimate with a man, this was against the laws of nature. This was a true impossibility. There was no way this could happen without supernatural interventions. Mary did ask the question “How can this happen when I have not been with a man?” Gabriel told her that her relative Elizabeth was expecting also, which was another impossibility, so that Mary knew this was going to happen soon and the impossible was possible with God.
It seems like we sometimes get the impression that these miracles only happened at that time for the reason of Jesus being born into the world. It is true, that miracles and impossibilities were necessary to bring Him here, but that doesn’t mean that we will no longer see God’s hand moving in impossible ways. He still does miracles today and He wants us to know it and see them.
Today I want to encourage you to understand and believe that we serve a wonder working God and a miracle moving Father. He can do the impossible and still does today. What things seem impossible in your life? Is it something in your family or marriage? Do you need to see God’s hand moving things at your place of employment? Trust Him today and ask Him to work all things together for good because you love Him and are called to His purpose. He will show up and He will bring His miracle working power to all your impossibilities.
Today’s scripture reading: Luke 1:26-38
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.