“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
No other woman had ever been in Mary’s situation before…nor has any since for that matter, “How shall this be”. How many times have we asked the same question that Mary did?
Can we not relate with Mary on her confusion after receiving news that seemed absolutely impossible to occur?
Abraham and Sarah must have felt similar to Mary after they were promised to have a son in their old age. How shall this be? They even thought they had to manipulate the situation in order for it to happen. They were impatient and took matters into their own hands…and look at the outcome. Even after the birth of Ishmael, God gave them Isaac just as He had promised. Instead of manipulating, Mary trusted.
Just like the angel began to further explain to her how this would happen, we have been given the Word of God to give us evidence to believe that God can do the impossible.
When we are faced with what seems like an impossibility, we must remember that God has ordained the circumstance within our life, just as He did in Mary’s. He not only has a purpose, He has a plan. Our part in it is simply to trust and obey Him, just as Mary did.
If you are questioning, “How shall this be?” today, you can rest in the example that Mary has set for us. Although she questioned what was happening, she allowed God to show her He had a plan.
Trust God’s plan and allow Him to work the impossible through you today.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
Amos 5-9 | James 5 | Psalm 141
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