Scripture: Luke 1:35-38
The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. "And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. "For nothing will be impossible with God." And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
Insights: If you are facing a crisis, an issue, or even an obstacle, then you are a candidate for a miracle. We still worship and serve a miracle working God. Just as He performed a miracle in Mary’s life and conceived Jesus within her, so He is able to perform a miracle in your life. I also want you to notice that age is not a factor in God’s activity. The next verse reminds us that Elizabeth is already six months pregnant. God opened her barren womb and allowed her the joy of giving birth to John the Baptist. Often times, however, when God offers us a miracle, there is a catch. In other words, sometimes God states, “If you will do _________(fill in the blank), then I will do __________ (fill in the blank).” Even though the angel did not speak an if/then clause, the implication is there. The final verse reveals to us Mary’s response to the angel. She calls herself a bondslave of the Lord. She further goes on to say, “May it be done to me according to your word.” Mary chose obedience and that is the same option we have if we are God’s children. Beloved, I do not know what you are presently facing, but I do know the One who is able to work miraculously in your life. I know He is a loving Father who deeply cares about you more than you could ever imagine. He desires to intervene in your life and draw you into an abiding love relationship with His Triune community. Choose this day to obediently surrender to the Lord’s will and watch in amazement as He “wows” you. May He be brought glory as He works in your life.
- What miracle has God performed for you lately?
- Have you responded in obedience to Him as a result of His activity in your life?