"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1: 37
Remember me telling you a couple of weeks ago that I'm writing the Scriptures in a notebook that are considered "Christmas Scripture" because they tell of Jesus' birth?
One line in today's jumped off the page at me. It was spoken by the angel Gabriel when he was telling Mary what was about to happen in her life.
Let me give you a little back ground. In the Jewish culture of that day, for women, being a mother was a BIG deal. (In some ways, in our culture it is as well.) If a woman did not have children, they thought she had sinned and was cursed by God. If she had sex outside of being married, she was horrible, and worst yet, to be pregnant and not married really caused them to judge the woman. This is partly why Mary conceiving and giving birth was such a big deal.
Anyway, when Mary's cousin Elizabeth got pregnant with John the Baptist "in her old age", people were amazed. Gabriel told Mary about Elizabeth's pregnancy and about her impending pregnancy, he simply said, "For nothing is impossible with God."
We often quote other Scriptures. Matthew 19:26 is where Jesus said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
I don't know about you, but I've skipped right over Gabriel saying that nothing is impossible with God. Not today. It jumped out at me.
In all honesty, I've had a weird week. I've been struggling with a few things, and worrying when I shouldn't. I believe, with all of my heart, that God was speaking to me through this Scripture and telling me that nothing is impossible with Him.
For the life of me, I do not see how people can live without a relationship with Him. He's not a genie in a bottle. He's not just there to grant our requests. But, during this Christmas season, I have seen Him show up and show out.
I have friends' who's children were hospitalized and had to have surgery, but both of them gave credit to God for what He had done.
I'm still watching what God is doing in my friend Lesa's life with little Tori. They have called in hospice for Tori. She's doing well, so it's not the end, but still. Hearing that made me cry. I have been praying for God to heal Tori. Lesa's Blog When you read Lesa's strong faith, and how she's clung to God during this time, you will be amazed like I have been. Please pray for them as well.
God is still in the miracle business! He promises to turn all things around for our good. And, even when bad things happen, because they will, it's not impossible for Him.
God bless you today and always.