Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Have you ever looked at a situation and thought to yourself . . . “This is totally impossible.” Mary must have had this same thought, as the angel Gabriel visited her and told her she was going to give birth to a son.
Mary, was a young virgin, who had found favor with the LORD. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph. It’s reasonable she would have been curious about how it could be possible to have a son, when she knew she had not yet slept with a man. She asks the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” Gabriel says to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35). Mary was humble and filled with faith in God, and she answered, “I am the LORD’s servant, may your word to me be fulfilled” (Luke 1:38). Mary trusted God, and His will for her life, and she was willing to submit to His plan. Because of Mary’s obedience to God, and her willingness to submit herself to His will, salvation was brought into the world through Jesus.
With God all things are possible, and ONLY by His miraculous hand could the miracle of the Incarnation take place. It is clear, as we read scripture, that the birth of Jesus was the direct result of the Holy Spirit doing a great work within Mary’s womb. Mary’s baby boy would be the promised Messiah, who would take away the sin of the world!
Why are we sinful?
In the Garden of Eden God created Adam, and Eve was formed from the rib of Adam. This is something that seems impossible to us, but God is able to make possible what seems to be impossible. All human life began in Adam. God had made him perfect, he had no sin when God created him.
There was only one command the LORD God gave to Adam, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die” (Genesis 2:16-17). This death God spoke of was not a physical death, but a spiritual death. Adam disobeyed God’s command, and he ate the fruit from the tree which God had forbidden. Through his disobedience, Adam brought sin into the entire world.
Why do our sins need to be forgiven?
God is Holy. He is so Holy that He can not even look upon the slightest hint of sin. Sin, is simply disobedience towards God. As humans with a sinful nature, it is impossible for anyone not to have sin in their life. We find out what God considers to be sinful in His word the Bible, and we also learn of His great love for each of us. What is sinful is not based upon our own opinion, or on what others say, it is based upon what our Creator says it is. While we may not think eating a piece of fruit is a big deal, the truth is it was disobedient because God had told Adam not to do it, and therefore sin. It is the same for us, when we do things God has asked us not to. But our loving God, has made it possible for us to be forgiven.
“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (Hebrews 9:22).
God loves us so much, that He has provided a way for us to have all our sins completely washed away. It’s through Jesus, and His atoning death on the cross, that we can be found blameless and righteous before Holy God. When we humble ourselves before God, realizing our sinfulness, and we ask Him to forgive us, He does. God loves us, and wants us to be set free from our sin. He wants to give us a new life through Christ Jesus, and for us to spend eternity with Him in heaven when we die.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from unrighteousness” ( 1 John 1:9).
Jesus is the promised redeemer, the impossible becomes possible through Him!
Because of Jesus, the impossible becomes possible, and we are able to stand righteous before God. God made a promise that He would one day send a redeemer, through whom all could receive forgiveness. Jesus is that promised one!
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