What Jesus Did! 'Nothing is Impossible' — Luke 1:36-37

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Also, your relative Elizabeth is pregnant. She is very old, but she is going to have a son. Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant now for six months! God can do anything!"
— Luke 1:36-37 NLT
Illustration of Luke 1:36-37 NLT — "Also, your relative Elizabeth is pregnant."

Key Thought

It's almost as if the angel is saying, "How about a little help with that impossible faith, Mary? Go check with your old cousin Elizabeth. The impossible has really happened to her! She's pregnant!" God's great promises to his people often happened with miraculous conceptions that were beyond experience and that stretched their faith. Mary is given assurance that God not only can, but he actually does do the impossible in the lives of everyday folks. What does God want to do in you? How does he want to use you for his glory? Don't think it's possible? Go ask Mary who first asked Elizabeth! NOTHING is impossible for God!

Today's Prayer

Father, shake loose my pedestrian dreams and give me a heart of faith to believe in your ability to do great things through everyday folks like me. Give me the gift of faith to believe that you are doing great things through your people. Take me, mold me, and use me to your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Matthew 14:14-21
  • Matthew 19:23-26


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.