The Birth of Jesus - There is Nothing Impossible With God!
Luke 1:26-38 NIV|
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.30But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” 34 ”How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37For no word from God will ever fail.” 38 ”I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
December 22, 2021
Mary was a virgin young lady who experienced an overwhelming greeting from this heavenly Angel, Gabriel. Above and beyond the overwhelming presence of the Angel Gabriel, and the greetings that she heard for the first time was the major shock of the content in the message she heard. She was about to conceive and give birth to a son and His name was going to be called Jesus. The prophecy about Him was that He’s going to be great, and He is going to be called the Son of the most high God. He was going to be given the throne of His father, David, and He was going to reign over Jacob’s descendants forever. His kingdom is going to be eternal. The message was extremely massive to comprehend. So, the only thing she was left with was asking endless questions and searching for meaning.
She could have asked “why me”? Or she could have asked “when is this going to happen?” ... Many questions. But she raised one question since this was miraculous in nature. She said, “how will this be?” Today there are so many promises that God has given us and we have many questions and we are so overwhelmed by the magnitude of the promises. We’re asking how is this going to happen in my life because there are so many challenges and there are so many impossibilities around me.
But the Angel responded in clear terms that this is going to be fulfilled because it is going to be enacted and it’s going to be accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit. The most powerful statement in Luke 1:37 sums it up, “No word from God would ever fail!” The Word of God is powerful enough to be whatever God has promised or to bring whatever God has promised into being. Therefore, the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ has come about by the Word of God becoming flesh through the work of the Holy Spirit in the body of the Virgin Mary. The birth of Jesus Christ tells us there is nothing impossible with God.