True to His promises
For the word of God will never fail.” Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.” Luke 1:37-38
From the text, the angel Gabriel assured Mary that what will take place in her life was beyond imagination. It will be against human logic and humanly impossible. Yet, we are told from the gospel that is exactly what happened. Mary has to agree with God that He is in the habit of doing what is impossible. She has to believe that she is part of God’s great plan so that His purpose of saving us will come into a reality. For a believer who claims to follow and trust God, there should be no doubt that nothing is impossible with God. “What is impossible for people is possible with God” (Luke 18:27). We easily say that we believe God can do all things that man cannot do but do we really believe that in our hearts and will act upon what He is asking us to do even when we think of its magnitude? How often are we scared to completely trust God when what He is asking from us is to believe and follow Him? What we do is that we say we believe but we always have to have escape clause just in case God will not pull through. We say, “I know God can do it, but if in case He will not then at least I have an option.” God does not change and He still does what is impossible. What happens at times is that we become practical atheists. We believe He will create a miracle to happen in other people’s lives but do not think that it can happen to us. Realize that what sets a follower of Christ from a moral person is the work of God in the believer’s life. There is also a big difference between the church, the body of Christ, and a social club. The church is expected to anticipate that God can do a miracle in the lives of His people. No one can duplicate what God could do in the life of His children when they gets transformed in the life that He wants them to have. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Paul can attest to what God could do in the life of an individual who committed his or her life to Christ. God does not change! If He promised then that He can do what man cannot do, you can believe and trust Him now and the days to come that He will be true to His word. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).