Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Possibility.
Possibility … the fact that something could be possible. This means that something can be, or could happen, can be done or accomplished.
Possibilities can open up so many opportunities for us. For those who have dreams, possibilities bring hope and ambition, new motivation to reach a goal.
Maybe because it is still early January and Christmas is still weaving in my mind; or maybe because I am in the middle of yet reading a Christmas devotional, not sure. Either way, I think Christmas breathes of possibilities.
When the angel comes to Mary to announce she will bear a son, not any son but the Son of God, she questions him a bit, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
Valid question as it certainly presents its challenges, an impossibility.
Gabriel doesn’t miss a beat though, and continues to tell her of another impossibility. Her way past prime cousin, Elizabeth, is also pregnant. He then states, “It’s true. But nothing is impossible with God.”
This morning remembering Elizabeth, Mary, and Gabriel’s words is encouraging, not only for the Advent season, but for every day.
Gabriel’s words tell me this is the path we all are on, the journey of faith. This is the reason we pray for the lost, the broken, the wounded, the grieving, the hardened soul, the impoverished.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (Matthew 19:26, NLT)