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Luke 1:37  For no word from God will ever fail.

Mary had just been told that she would bear a child (see Luke 1:26-38). Gabriel told her to name the child Jesus and predicted that the child would be great, called the Son of the Most High, would receive the throne of David and reign over Jacob’s descendants forever! In her shock, Mary only asked how this could happen since she was still a virgin. Her answer was that the Holy Spirit and the power of the Most High would accomplish this! Gabriel also added that the baby would be called the Son of God!

Imagine a young teenage girl just confronted by an angel of the Lord being told all this. Her entire world was being changed in a few short minutes. How would this pregnancy be received by Joseph, Mary’s parents, friends, neighbors? Why did the Lord God choose her? How could her baby grow up to fulfill these predictions? So much information to take in and comprehend. An impossible task we would say, but Gabriel summed it all up with the remark that “no word from God will ever fail.” Only God has the ability to make what appears to be impossible possible.

Take this message to heart as Mary most certainly did. Every promise God made regarding her baby came true. Though a virgin, she became pregnant! Her baby become great? Jesus is still changing lives to this very day! He still reigns today and we do acknowledge Him as being the Son of God.

In our every changing world beset by senseless violence and evil, we need to hold on to this powerful message shared with Mary. With God, the impossible becomes possible for those who believe! Just as Christ lives on, we have His Word to hold on to always. His promises are an anchor that will bring us comfort and sustain us through every challenge the world presents. Hold on to His promises and focus on His Word when times get rough. Jesus lives and reigns today. We celebrate His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection to this day. God is our hope, the only constant and the only truth we have in this volatile world. Hold on to Him!