Luke 1:26-31 “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, ‘Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.'”
As exciting as these verses are to us 2,000 years after the birth of Jesus, they were troubling to Mary. How could she understand being a virgin and yet having a child? The angel gave her an answer that we need to hear today in the midst of our own fears and anxious moments. In verse 35 of this same first chapter of Luke, the angel answered Mary’s concerns with this statement: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” We all have our limits, but God does not. May we all trust in Him as the true celebration of Christmas.