Midnight Mom Devotional : December 7 Monday, December 7th, 2015
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.” Luke 1:34-38 (NIV)
I was reading through the story of Christ’s birth tonight, and I stopped immediately after reading this part of the text. I reread it. And again a third time.
To give a little background on what is happening here – Mary has just been told that she will carry the Christ child. She will birth the Son of God. And so she sincerely questions, “How?!” And the angel, doesn’t simply say… “Because He’s God. That’s how.”
He tells her of the miracle that is happening in Elizabeth’s womb. He reminds her that Elizabeth is pregnant after years and years of being unable to conceive. He points to Elizabeth and says, “For no word from God will every fail.” And Mary understands if God can do that for Elizabeth, then what can’t He do in her own life. There’s so much more we can talk about in those few verses. But can we just stop there for a minute?
I know there must be times when you have believed God for a miracle. I know that there must be moments where you wonder “How?” But, friend, if God is saying anything to our hearts tonight, let it be, “No word from God will ever fail.” Look around, sweet friend. Find one person in your life that has experienced the Lord coming through for them, and say to yourself, “If He can do that for them…. then what will He do for me?!”
And then may we reply in boldness like Mary, “May your Word to me be fulfilled.”
It’s a season of miracles, friend! Reach out and grab yours.