by Ron Clarkson

Believe God for the Impossible
Ron Clarkson

Opening: Don't you just hate it when someone comes up to you and says to you "I've got some good news for you and some bad news." (ill us.) Or don't you hate it when someone comes up to you and starts schmoozing you, telling you all this wonderful news and you know, you just know in your gut that they are going to drop a bombshell on you.

Imagine what Mary - a 14 or 15 year old girl must have felt, must have been thinking t,.) when out of nowhere an angel shows up at her place and starts talking to her. Let's look at an amazing announcement.

Why would this teenage girl be the recipient of such a message. Surely, the angel had the wrong place, the wrong person. This girl, Mary was a common, ordinary Jewish girl who was engaged to a common ordinary Jewish boy named Joseph. She wasn't from some prestigious family, he wasn't some religious leader. And neither one of them were looking for anything miraculous, anything "supernatural or impossible to happen in their life.

I think Mary would have been quite content just to go ahead and get married, because she was as good as married already, she was in the 'betrothal stage" of marriage as we talked about last week. She would have been content just to go on and live her ordinary life but God had different plans, he had some difficult plans, yet they were pretty significant plans for Mary's life.

As we look at the life of Mary we see a little girl who learned to believe god for the impossible and we see God take a young girl and do some amazing things. Let's continue to read about that amazing announcement.

Read Luke 1: 34-37

Do you actually think that Mary finding out her cousin was also going to have a baby made her feel any better? Come, on. That's like when you wreck your brand new car, someone comes up and says, "Oh, man, I wrecked my car, too. People always do that W don't they? Does it really help that much at the time? No, that wasn't the purpose of t ...

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