An angel comes to a teenage Jewish girl named Mary and tells her that she is going to give birth to the Son of God. How’s that for a normal Tuesday??
The text says that she is was confused and greatly troubled at how this conversation started. Who blames her?!? She’s thinking, “I’m engaged to be married to Joe and we’ve never had sex. How in the world could I ever get pregnant, let alone deliver the Savior of mankind?!?”
The angel helps Mary out and shows her how impossible things become possible.
Here’s the secret.Lean in because this is true for every single one of us as well.
Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
The direct translation in the Greek says, “no rhema[freshly spoken Word from God]will be impossible.” That is amazing.
There will never be a freshly spoken Word from God that comes to our lives that is impossible.
Make no mistake, the circumstances that surround usWILL seem impossible.
People will say, “It willNEVERhappen.”
But the truth is, when it comes to God,nothingis impossible!! That is one core value that we repeat to our kids often:)
There will be no more virgin birth scenarios needed because of what Jesus accomplished. But you and I will mostcertainlyface seeming impossibilities.
Mary quickly turned her heart towards possibility and said, “May your word to me be fulfilled.” May that be our response the next time the Holy Spirit speaks to us.
Muhammad Ali said A LOT of crazy things. Many things that are not worth taking seriously. But this was not one of them! Ali may go down in history as the greatest fighter of all time. I’d like to simply be remembered as the guy who fought each of his fights with faith, andan unrelenting belief that every freshly spoken Word from God is possible!
How about you?
What dreams are you contending for?
What “impossible” circumstances are trying to choke out your pursuit of more?
What Word is holding you on the inside regardless of what seems to be happening?