In the midst of her confusion and perplexity, the angel Gabriel assures Mary with these words: “Nothing will be impossible with God.” He focuses her in on this fact and she finds calm and determination as she sets herself for the task at hand.
For myself, and possibly for you, I want to live my life like I believe these words fully. But at times I struggle to completely do so. I can get in the way when I think I have the plan when God really does. I can doubt when faced with wrenching tragedy when I can’t even begin to fathom how God is at work in the midst of it all. Yet deep in my heart and soul, I know He has the plan and He is in the midst of the pain.
The possibility of these words keeps drawing me back to God. We are drawn back because the truth is in these words. The truth is echoed in Psalm 31:3 – “You are my rock and my fortress; for Your name’s sake You lead and guide me.” Deep in our hearts we know that God can do anything.
Our challenge is to live out Mary’s words each day of our lives: “Here I am, the servant of the Lord; let it be according to your word.”
Scripture reference: Luke 1: 31-38