Impossible Possibilities

Jon Brown

READ : Luke 1:26-38

For nothing will be impossible with God. (v. 37)

The birth of Jesus was a natural impossibility. After all, his mother, Mary, was a virgin. Interestingly, Jesus’ impossible birth is one in a line of impossible births in the Bible. Elizabeth was barren and yet she bore a son, John the Baptist. Sarah was 100 years old and barren, yet she gave birth to Isaac. Hannah was barren but gave birth to Samuel. The birth of Jesus is unique and unlike any of the other “impossible” births, but each of them proclaims the same message the angel gave to Mary, “Nothing will be impossible with God.”

“Nothing will be impossible with God” ought to echo in our hearts when we recite together, “He was born of the virgin Mary.” “Nothing will be impossible with God” ought to ring in our sanctuaries when we stand to affirm, “He was born of the virgin Mary.” And “Nothing will be impossible with God” can send us off into our nine-to-five lives confident that no obstacle is so great, no relationship so broken, and no darkness so inky black as to be hopeless. “Nothing will be impossible with God.” The impossibility of Jesus’ birth is a sign that our God does the impossible. He did the impossible in Jesus, and he can do the impossible for you!

PRAYER

Lord, I believe nothing is impossible with you. Amen.