Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”

The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she’s now in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.”

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

Luke 1:34-38

 

It should come as no surprise that Mary had questions about what the Angel told her. But it should also come as no surprise that the Angel’s answer concluded with the line “for nothing is impossible with God.”

That line sums up the reason why I have faith. Because time and time again I have seen God move in ways that should be impossible. I have seen broken relationships put back together, I have seen incurable diseases disappear, I have seen the most broken, addicted, empty life become a thing of beauty.

For nothing is impossible with God.

I know this, and yet I need to be reminded of it. It is so easy for me to find myself in a position of trying to carry the weight of the world, trying to solve the impossible, trying to heal all brokenness by myself. As if I am the saviour of the world. I am not. And thank God for that.

But there is a saviour of the world and nothing is impossible for him. Thank God for that, too.

 

 

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