“For nothing is impossible with God...”
Perhaps we all need an “Annunciation”. The word comes from the Latin ‘anuntiatio’ and refers to the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to Mary that she was going to bear a son, even though she was a virgin. “Do not be afraid, Mary,” the angel said to her. “You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High.”
“How can this be? How can that even be possible?” this young maiden asked, pondering the words of the angel. And Angel Gabriel pronounced, “Nothing is impossible with God.” We too are asked to bear Jesus to a broken world. Jesus is the Good News, the Word made flesh. Before He left this earthly world as described in Acts 1:9, He gave explicit instructions for His disciples, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”
Like Mary, we may say, “How can this be? How can I do that? I am a too busy housewife. I am a teacher in a remote barrio. I am an inmate. I am a secretary. I am sick.” Whatever it is we do, if Angel Gabriel were to confront us, he would say the same thing he told Mary. “Do not be afraid. Like Mary, you will be able to do this by the power of the Holy Spirit for nothing is impossible with God.”
Lord, open our eyes to see the many opportunities You have given us to spread Your gospel of hope to people around us who need to hear encouragement. May Your Holy Spirit inspire us, and teach us what to say.
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