“Nothing Will Be Impossible”

Several years ago Max Lucado wrote a book entitled “And the Angels Were Silent.”  It was about the last week of Jesus’ life and how as the angels watched Christ being crucified they were speechless.  That’s quite a different picture than the one we have at his birth.   Imagine viewing Jesus’ birth from the viewpoint of the angels.  In Luke 2:13-14 it tells us, “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’”   Or, consider the archangel Gabriel.  Gabriel had stood in the presence of God Almighty.  He had seen God’s perfection.  He had heard God’s thundering voice.  He knew of God’s all surpassing power and might.  Yet, on a starry night in Bethlehem he witnessed the God of the universe give up His Heavenly home to become a tiny, fragile, beautiful baby boy.  What an amazing sight that must have been.  It was so amazing in fact that Gabriel had earlier confessed to Mary that “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37, NRSV).   Think about those words from Gabriel for a moment.     

  • He has made the blind to see. “Nothing will be impossible with God.”
  • He has made the lame to walk. “Nothing will be impossible with God.”
  • He has healed broken marriages and restored the broken bond between father and son. “Nothing will be impossible with God.”
  • He has set the captives free and saved us from our sin. “Nothing will be impossible with God.”
  • Jesus was crucified on a Friday and resurrected on a Sunday. “Nothing will be impossible with God.”
  • On the first Christmas morning God became Immanuel, which means “God with us.” “Nothing will be impossible with God.”

  My prayer this Christmas season is that we will find hope, joy, love and peace in the promise of Gabriel’s words.  “For nothing will be impossible with God.”   Merry Christmas, Pastor John


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