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Celebrating One Night in Bethlehem Day 5

God can do the Impossible

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Luke 1:37; ESV

One of the facts of life is that nothing creates nothing.  You cannot take nothing and create something out of it.  In other words it is impossible to create using nothing.

Science tells us that our entire universe came into existence with an event called the Big Bang.  The interesting thing about this event is that before it happened it appears nothing existed, not even time, and yet all of sudden everything needed for the existence of the universe and life appeared.  While science has yet to explain how this happened we know that the Bible says; “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1; ESV).

The creation of the universe confirms the truth that the angel Gabriel told Mary: nothing is impossible for God!

Sarah, the wife of Abraham, was 90 years old when she became pregnant with Isaac, the son God promised to the elderly couple.  Age was not a barrier to what God wanted to do.

In the same way Elizabeth became pregnant with John even though she was no longer able to have children.  What appeared to be impossible to people was not a problem for God.

Mary was a young girl and she had never been with a man before, but God put Jesus inside of her to grow and develop like any other baby.  Experience tells us that there needs to be a father and a mother for a baby to be born, but this was not an obstacle for God, the Creator of humankind.

We shouldn’t find it surprising that the Creator of the universe is able to do things that we cannot explain; things that we consider to be impossible.  That is part of being God.  The God we worship is the God who specializes in doing the impossible.

Here is the thought I would like you to consider today: At Christmas we celebrate the impossible actions of God.


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