What Jesus Did! – 'Nothing Is Impossible' – Luke 1:36-37
[After telling Mary she would have a son even though she was a virgin, the angel said to her,] “What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For the word of God will never fail.”
It’s almost as if the angel was saying, “How about a little help with that faith in the impossible, Mary? Check with your old relative Elizabeth. The seemingly impossible has really happened to her! She’s pregnant!” God’s great promises to his people often happened with miraculous conceptions that were beyond their experience and that stretched their faith. Mary was given assurance that God not only can, but he actually does, do the humanly impossible in the lives of everyday folks. What does God want to do in you? How does he want to use you for his glory? Don’t think it’s possible? Ask Mary who first got confirmation of the seemingly impossible from Elizabeth! NOTHING is impossible for God!
Father, shake loose my pedestrian dreams and give me a heart of faith to believe in your ability to do great things through everyday folks like me. Give me the gift of faith to believe that you are doing great things through your people. Take me, mold me, and use me to your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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