(This is day seventeen of the Rediscovering the Christmas Season Advent Study that can be found here. You don’t have to start at the beginning. In fact, you can jump in any time or go in any order. Care to join?)
Today, since I’m not blogging weekends, I actually went back to Saturday’s devo, on day 15. I felt like I needed it more.
Read Luke 1 and Jeremiah 32:17.
These passages are about an improbably baby and an impossible baby. God set the stage for the advent of Jesus Christ–who could do the impossible all of His life.
Why do you think God delights in doing the impossible? Why do parents enjoy making a quarter appear in their child’s ear? What a look of wonder when the coin “magically” appears. No, we’re not God and we’re really not making a quarter appear, so it’s an imperfect analogy, but isn’t it the sheer delight of seeing their eyes light up? I think God delights in doing the impossible because only He can… and because it delights the sheer joy in us.
Is God asking you to believe something that seems impossible? Write down something you want to ask Him for that seems impossible. I am not going to publicly write it here, but He knows what it is. He knows the daily cry of my heart. And He will make a way, one way or another, perhaps in a way I don’t see coming.
When was a time you had to depend on Jesus to do the impossible? Read aloud the verse about our God of the impossible. I have to pick just one time? I’d have to say when He healed me. There was no earthly way possible for me to get out of the fear that gripped and influenced every part of my life. There was no way to be healed. Oh, there was a way to manage, but as far as healing, there was no human way possible. But He told me I’d be freed. He told me I’d be healed. And I had to stand on that and believe that He could do it. And He did. Oh, how He did. I love having that story as a part of my life!