Wednesday, December 27 – Luke 1:34-37
But Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for that reason also the holy Child will be called the Son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth herself has conceived a son in her old age, and she who was called infertile is now in her sixth month. For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Mary was given impossible news. It would have been easy to meet announcement with pride and disbelief. Who could have blamed her? Instead, Mary asked a question that was more of an invitation to let God in and trust that He can do the impossible.
How do we respond to the impossibilities that our God calls us to? How do we respond when God calls us to give more, even though we are struggling to make ends meet right now? What about when He calls us to seek reconciliation in a relationship that seems beyond repair? How do we answer when He calls us to share the gospel with a person who seems completely unresponsive? Mary saw the impossible but sought faith that God would equip her and be with Her every step of the way. She knew what seemed impossible was only possible because of Him. We can share this same assurance in the year to come. God’s calling on our lives can be scary and even seem impossible sometimes. But as the angel reminded Mary: “Nothing will be impossible with God.”
- What are some things that feel impossible for you right now?
- How have you been honest with God about these things? Why does this matter?
- Pray and ask God to grow your trust in Him to do the impossible.