Luke 1: 34-38 (ESV) – 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
As I pondered the above verses on Christmas Eve I was reminded of how often I hold on to my will for my life instead of placing my trust in God and doing His will for my life. Mary had been chosen by God to be the human mother of The Son of God. When she posed the question “How will this be“, the Angel told Mary that God Himself would take care of the details and that “nothing is impossible with God.” Impossible things are easily within God’s power to accomplish …even the conception of a child to a virgin.
While Mary may have been puzzled by the angels words she was easily convinced to accept God’s will for her life as the Angel further explained that God had already done the impossible for her relative Elizabeth. With full confidence in God, Mary confidently proclaimed “let it be to me according to your word!”
Oh Lord, may I have the same confidence adopted by Mary as Your servant. May I know and believe that You are able to do the impossible in order to accomplish Your will. Forgive me Father for questioning your power. Forgive me Father for imposing my will over Yours. Forgive me Father for ever asking “how will this be“? Let it be to me according to Your Word! I offer Praise during this holy season of Christmas for Your unspeakable gift of Jesus. I make this prayer in the Holy name of Jesus, Amen and Amen.