The Son of God – How Will This Be?

Mary was mystified by what the Angel of The Lord told her.  She had not known a man and yet she was with child!

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.

angelvisitingmaryAs 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.

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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3 Responses to The Son of God – How Will This Be?

  1. bwebbjr says:

    So powerful Jim and Mary’s heart is even more fully revealed in her song found in Luke 1:46-55 and as I write this I am also struck by the similarity of Jesus’ words in the Garden of Gethsemane captured in Mark 14:36, “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” How amazing!

    You are a blessing to me Jim!


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  2. jimdavenport says:

    John Hayes says:
    Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the message regarding his will for us versus our will for our selves.


  3. frank siple says:

    AMEN and AMEN!
    ‘For unto us a child is born’

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