Christmas Week Day 2: The God of No Limits

Read Luke 1:34-38

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lordʼs servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:34-38

You live in a world where logic rules. Where reality wins. There are things you want that you canʼt have. Some may be relatively fun, like wanting to be a TV star or a famous athlete. Some may be more serious, like wanting your parents to get back together or wanting someoneʼs health to improve. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of things in life that are simply impossible to have, achieve, or grasp.

And while this is a major bummer, itʼs just the way it is. There are some things that just arenʼt possible.

Except when they are. Except when God gets involved.

Have you ever prayed for something you thought could never happen only to see it happen? Have you ever seen God “open a door” you thought was closed? Have you ever watched God blow away your human-based understanding with a God-sized movement? Mary did.

Mary watched God do the impossible.

She watched Him defy the laws of nature. But before she saw the miracle, she doubted the Miracle Maker.

Look back at verse 34. For a moment, even face-to-face with an angel, Mary had an attack of humanity. “How can this happen?” Mary knew how babies were made, and she knew for a fact she wasnʼt a candidate! But Mary forgot one thing. The rules that she knew governed the creation of life? The process she was sure she had not been a part of? Mary forgot that God actually set those rules in place. God created the process! Thus, He can work outside the process when He chooses. It sounds a little oversimplified, but itʼs true:

Nothing is impossible with God.

Think About This…

  • Is your vision of God too small because you put limitations on Him? How might your relationship with God be different if you saw Him for who He was?
  • Take a few minutes and praise God for His ability to constantly surprise us and keep us in awe. Ask for God to show you ways He has made the impossible “possible” in your life.
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