God Blesses The Barren

I am amazed at how much insight there is in this first chapter of Luke. We talked last week about Mary visiting Elizabeth & how they were able to encourage one another. This week I want us to look at another message we can receive in the same chapter. Let’s notice the verse  36 again where the angel is telling Mary that her relative, Elizabeth had conceived in her old age. Then verse 37 says “ For nothing will be impossible with God” When reading these verses I am reminded that God blesses the barren. We see other examples in the Bible of barren women conceiving a child.

Examples:

Rebecca conceived Jacob

Hannah conceived Samuel

Rachel conceived Joseph

Barrenness in our lives is God getting ready to do a miracle!  Luke 1:37 says Our God can do the impossible!

What’s your impossible?

What is your “God could never”? 

Do you have one in mind as you listen right now?

Is it your Relative that doesn’t know God ?

Is it your Marriage that is completely in shambles?

Is it a friendship torn apart?

Is it your Job?

Is it a family member who just has so much pride?

God can do anything! With God all things are possible!

It does not say some, but it says all ALL ! A L L!

Mary was human & as a women we know she had questions. I mean a lot more questions that just How?  I know myself being a woman, I would want to ask:

When?

Will it hurt?

Will I have time to do this, that? Will I need to pack snacks??

I am sure she had questions running through her brain, but we see in verse 38 what Mary DID do & say. It says Mary believed!  She said I am the lord’s servant.  May your word to me be fulfilled. That’s it! Plain & Simple! She believed , she stated who she was & she trusted God with the rest , the details & the timing.  Are you believing God can bless your desolate situation? Do you know who you are and are you waiting on his will & his timing?

Friends,  Be encouraged today that  nothing is impossible with God! Let’s pour out our hearts to Jesus the one who came from heaven to light up our dark barren worlds that 1st christmas long ago.

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Luke 1:26-38

26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27to a virgin betrothedb to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”c 29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”d

35And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be borne will be called holy—the Son of God. 36And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servantfof the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

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