Thursday, December 03, 2009

Weekly Devotion: Let It Be To Me According To Your Word


“And the angel…said to her, “…For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord!

Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:35-38).
Mary was one special lady, wasn’t she? Imagine, being a young (teenaged) virgin engaged to be married, going about your daily routine, when suddenly an angel appears to you and announces that you are favored by God and are about to bear His Son. Stunned, Mary—a devout and practicing Jew—senses God’s presence and listens with an open heart, believing the angel’s amazing words, even as in her humanity she wonders how it can be so. When she voices her question, the angel gives her a brief answer, pulling it all together with “For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Mary’s response at that point is one of the most faith-filled statements ever made: “Let it be to me according to your word.”

If we as believers learn nothing else in our earthly sojourn, we will be wise indeed. For the great truth in this angelic-human exchange over-arches any problem we will ever face.

Not enough money? Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, “Let it be to me according to your word.”

Health failing? Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, “Let it be to me according to your word.”

Family not walking with the Lord? Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, “Let it be to me according to your word.”

Once-solid governments and familiar lifestyles collapsing around you? Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, “Let it be to me according to your word.”
Mary understood that regardless of seemingly impossible circumstances or insurmountable obstacles, God was greater than anything she could ever face, and His Word would prevail when all else had passed away. As a result, she was privileged to be called and chosen by God to bless the world with Immanuel.

God has called and chosen us to do the same. May we do so with uncompromising faith—throughout this Christmas season and for as long as we walk upon this earth.

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