Impossible

Impossible

Today’s Scripture Selection: Luke 1:37

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

It’s a wonderful pronouncement from the lips of an angel and I believe it to be true.

In this announcing of the miraculous events that will occur in two women – one very young – one very old – Mary and Elizabeth – the angel points the way to the wondrous work of God.

We usually only talk about it Christmastime but it is something to enjoy every waking day of the year.

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

Of course, it has given the theologians and philosophers among us a fit.

Their questions weigh us down, or we feel the weight as we ask them ourselves:

  • How is this possible?
  • What about when the miraculous intervention for which we have prayed doesn’t occur – at least not the way we want it to occur?
  • What about all the pain and tragedy in the world?
  • Why does a loving God allow such things?
  • Where is the hope in our hopeless world?
  • Isn’t it naïve to believe in such pronouncements – and the angels that bring them?
  • Nothing is impossible – really – nothing?

But, when I am plagued by such questions, I picture the children I have known over the years, and their beautiful childlike faith, and how for them, it does not only seem possible – but the perfectly natural order of things.

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

And suddenly I am calmer and at peace once again.

God Bless the little ones among us and their wonderful faith.

Of such is the kingdom of God.

Prayer: Lord, by your Holy Spirit, may my faith grow daily, to be like that of a little child, for nothing is impossible with you.  AMEN.

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