Christmas reminds us that our understanding of God’s power is limited in scope. The virgin birth points to the fact that God can create life where no life exists. If He can cause a baby to be born of a virgin, He can cause a dead heart to live!
Ephesians 2:1-3, explains that before we come to know Christ, our hearts are dead. We do not have spiritual life within us, but when we trust on Christ we are born again. Where there was no love for God and no will to truly change, The Holy Spirit, comes to live within us to bring transformation from the inside out.
Gabriel explains to Mary that there is not one thing that God cannot do. With Him all things are possible, her response in, Luke 1:38, is the proper response of all disciples. When Mary is faced with the true power of God, she simply says OK, whatever you want to do Lord, I will humbly obey. She is yet another example of strong godly women, throughout Scripture, that God used to change the world. Think of Sarah the wife of Abraham, Rahab in Jericho, Hannah the mother of Samuel the prophet, Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist, and now Mary the mother of God. God displays His faithfulness through faithful women who simply say, yes Lord I am your servant.
God will do things we thought were impossible if we will simply trust and obey. I pray God gives us the grace to trust Him and go out today to do the impossible in His name.