LUKE 1:34-37: “Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

OBSERVATION: “How can this be?” Have you ever asked this question? Faced with a seemingly impossible situation, and confronted with the promises of God, like Mary – do you find it hard to believe that they can really come true? The angel Gabriel told Mary the same thing he told Zacharias – “…with God nothing will be impossible.”

The miracles in Mary and Elizabeth’s life were very different, but they were still miracles. With Elizabeth the Lord opened her womb and blessed Zacharias so that they could conceive a child normally. With Mary it was a total miraculous touch of the Lord with no human intervention. We could call it a “creative” miracle. Without any human assistance the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and God entered into this world, first as a human embryo, then as a human child, and then He fulfilled his ministry as fully man and fully God. This indeed was a miracle!

Both situations seemed impossible. Both were outside the reach of those involved. One was a womb that was dead and brought back to life. The other was the womb of a virgin that had never known a man and now held the Son of God waiting to be born. To the skeptic both of these seem to be but idle fairy tales created by man. Yet, to the Spirit filled believer they are reminders of the true reality of faith. With God – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

This truth does not mean that the Lord will always do a “creative” miracle in our life. Nor does it mean that there will always be supernatural answers to all of our prayers. However, it does remind us that we are never to limit God! Jesus said – “All things are possible to them that believe.” Faith opens our lives to the full possibilities of heaven entering into our lives. It takes us from our human limitations right into the throne room of His unlimited provision and power. We are delivered from despair into hope. We are filled with joy and expectation as we look unto the Lord and await the fulfillment of His promise.

Mary’s miracle was never to be repeated, but God is still in the miracle business! I have witnessed His miraculous touch upon my life and family numerous times, and in countless lives around me during my ministry. I am expecting to witness it on a continuing basis until the day He calls me home, or He returns for His church. Lord, thank You that You are the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever (Hebrews 13:8). Thank You that as we abide in You – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! In Jesus Name!

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy-to-follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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