Keep CHRIST in Christmas: cHrist – Holy Child, the Son of God
said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The
angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the
power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child
shall be called the Son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also
conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her
sixth month. For nothing will be
impossible with God.” Luke 1:34-37
back story is that for 400 years God had not communicated with His people
through an angel, prophet or any other means.
But the angel Gabriel had appeared to Elizabeth’s husband, Zacharias as
he was serving in the temple. He was told
that he and his wife would have a son (John the Baptist), even though she was
long past child bearing age. Because of
his doubt, his ability to speak was taken from him until just after the birth
of John. And the message to Mary was
confirmed by the truth about her cousin Elizabeth who was now six months
pregnant. Mary went to see her very
pregnant cousin and her mute husband and was shown in a very tangible way the
truth of the angel’s words, “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
very Creator of all is now about to enter His Creation as a little baby. But Luke is very clear that the father of the
child is no earthly man but God Himself.
Now why would God make such a choice?
The answer is because of His great love and our great need.