Christmas reminds us that salvation is not an impersonal process. It is as intimately personal as the unexpected conceptions of two children; one in the womb of a young virgin and one in the womb of an aged woman, “thought to be barren.”
These two women knew the stories of previous women in their faith, Sarah, Rebecca, and Hannah. Each of these barren women experienced the improbable. At well past the time of conception they each conceived a child.
Christmas expands our imagination with this conversation:
Mary asks, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the reply of the Angel continues to reverberate through time, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called ‘the Son of God.’”
This conversation, this demonstration altered humanity for eternity. Suddenly what was impossible was possible. “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Christmas reminds us that “all thing are possible to him who believes.” Far too often we allow our lives to slip back into the idea that we are solely depended upon on our human ability. Our lives, our destinies are not limited to human power. But rather our lives are intertwined with the One who seeks our highest and best.
Our possibilities are greater than our personal potential. Our potential is realized as we trust in the Most High. Under His shadow we will conceive of things that were beyond our imagination.
Mary did not have the power to conceive. She did not even have the opportunity to conceive. But one conversation with the Angel of the Lord altered her entire life and yours. One word from God can change your life forever.
As you start your day I want you to expect the unexpected. I want you to anticipate an intimate personal visit. A conversation that will make all things possible.
Nothing is impossible to those who believe in the Most High!