Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sunday Scripture - Luke 1 v 37


Sunday Scripture is just simply a thought or two on a Bible verse that may have struck me afresh or maybe for the first time or has always be special to me.







When looking at a piece of work for children this week I was struck by this verse and wanted to make a graphic for it immediately thinking what kind of background would reflect the awesomeness of the words.

Something powerful perhaps like a storm because I had thought of how powerful Jesus was in the face of the storm and was able to calm the roaring winds and raging sea.

Something immense and unmovable like a mountain?

Something so large it is almost infinite like the universe?

In the end I was enticed by a picture of a guy standing by a roadside, suitcase beside him and Bible in his hand looking into the distance.






To me this picture summed it up.

For with God nothing shall be impossible when He has led us to do it.


For with God nothing shall be impossible because He is in it.

For with God nothing shall be impossible because He is always with us.

For with God nothing shall be impossible because He is greater than everything else.

For with God nothing shall be impossible because He is Almighty God.


Taking this verse in context which must always be the case, brings us to the passage in Luke chapter 1 where the angel is telling Mary that she is to have a son and call him Jesus.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

However the angel does not stop at verse 31 but continues to tell Mary how great Jesus will be because He is the Son of God and then gives an example of an impossible thing having happened to her cousin Elizabeth.  That impossible thing was only possible because of God.


What about the impossible things ahead of us?

So I chose the picture above to encapture this verse because God was not just the God of the impossible with Mary he was also the God of the impossible with Elizabeth and He is also the God of the impossible with all of us who trust in Him.  

Whatever we have to do or wherever we have to go or whatever situation we have to live through that we do not see how it can possibly be done, or got to, or lived through - it is all possible with God.


What hinders us from seeing this for ourselves?
Simply because we can not see things as God does - we are not almighty like God.








16 comments:

  1. I am so thankful that never in my life have I faced something impossible that God wasn't there for me and didn't bring me through it!

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  2. A great point to remember - God helps us do all our tasks so nothing is impossible with him. Thank you.

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  3. The nostalgia in this scripture is thick enough to cut it with a knife! I remember starting out on my journey with Christ and KNOWING in my knower that there was nothing to stop me with God on my side. Now that I'm (much) older, I find myself leaning into His heart every morning, asking Him, "Dear, gracious Lover of my soul, what is on YOUR agenda today? How can I stand in the center of you cleansing, healing light and join You in Your purpose for me today? What is on Your heart that I can pray for? And how can I glorify You best today?" Know what? He always answers.

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  4. I love how adding the extra 'because' phrases helps widen my vision and blows away the fog surrounding issues that seem clouded. Regardless of how impossible things may seem from our perspective, BECAUSE GOD makes them possible. thanks!

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  5. So true. The waters did not part for Moses until he got is his feet wet. God will give what is needed to each task. #pocolo
    Tracy
    www.viewfromthebeachchair.com

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  6. Great thoughts and a wonderful reminder again, Sandra! It's somehow too easy for us to forget that God sees everything differently than we do, and therefore His perspective to our life and circumstances is different than ours. How wonderful it is to know, though, that with God nothing is impossible. Thank you for linking up over at GraceFull Tuesday!

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  7. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo - great to have you along with us :)

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  8. God does work through children sometimes. I know my point of view has changed since I’ve had kids.

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  9. I love Luke 1:37, and what a perfect picture for this scripture and thought!

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  10. Great perspective! It's so easy to think that we can't do things, but WE CAN! I need to start instilling that in my kids.

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  11. What is impossible for us is easy for Him, why we must rest in His finished work and grace.

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  12. It's so great to take that verse out of the Christmas boxes in our attic and dust it off for everyday life. I think of it often when I'm exercising!

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  13. "He is also the God of the impossible with all of us who trust in Him." Amen to that, Sandra. Too often we forget just how powerful and strong God is!

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  14. Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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  15. Thank you for these thoughts on this verse in Luke. Good to remind myself that nothing is impossible with God, especially when faced with a situation in which I am powerless. Praise God that all things are possible for him.

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  16. Thank you for sharing your thoughts from this verse. I love that you brought the whole context in. I often forget where that verse is found and it really is profound when I think about it. The Lord has used you today to remind of this important truth that I so often forget. Thanks again.

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