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With God, All Things Are Possible

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With God, All Things Are Possible

In Luke’s story, we not only see children being touched by God, but we see the Holy Spirit filling young people.  Many biblical scholars, based on a study of the history and culture of the day, estimate that Mary was somewhere around the age of 14 or 15 when this story took place. I realize it is a different culture and time and young women Mary’s age were given in marriage—but it’s still 14 years old. That’s a quick life, right? You haven’t experienced much of life at that age.

Here’s this young woman, Mary, so young that it’s hard to imagine the impossibility of this assignment given to her, but clearly it was the power of the Holy Spirit that enabled it.

Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” 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. 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. For with God nothing will be impossible.”[1]

The Holy Spirit gave Mary the ability to conceive the Son of God.

Some of you think you are in an impossible situation. There may be chaos. You may be filled with doubt and fear. May I say to you, with God all things are possible! Chaos was the environment in which God created the world we live in! God’s Spirit BROODED over the darkness and chaos. He created new life. The same God who created this earth out of disorder and evil can create a solution for you and your family.

Trust Him. Seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit, which is the power we need!

What is God doing in your life? Please share in the comments below.

[1] Luke 1:34-37 NKJV


About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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