Saturday, January 11, 2014

Luke 1:37

Luke 1:37 - For nothing is impossible with God.

Such a simple statement, yet so profound. “Nothing is impossible with God.” We see our situation and “know” how the world works, so we assume we just have to accept it. This verse is spoken by an angel after he had prophesied over two separate women.
First, Elizabeth, who was “well along in years”, is told that she is going to have a child. It doesn't give us an actual age for her, we just know that she is well beyond “natural” child bearing years. We know that she has been crying out to God for a child for many years because the angel speaks to her saying, “Your cry has been heard, you will have a son.” Despite what everyone around her would say, she believed God and the impossible happened. She gave birth to a son, who would be called a prophet, despite the “natural” circumstance of old age.
Next we go to Mary. She young, pledged to be married, and is a virgin. She know’s she’s never been with a man and there is no “natural” way she could get pregnant, yet the angel tells her she will give birth to a Son. This child will be called the Son of God. Despite the “impossible” circumstances in her life, Mary chose to believe God and through Him achieved what is not humanly possible.
These two situations involved giving birth in impossible circumstances, but God doesn’t stop there. There is nothing that is impossible with God. What is your situation? Does it feel overwhelming with no way through? If you are with God there is nothing you cannot do.

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