It’s been a while since I’ve “been here.” Preparations for the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2016, plus my usual responsibilities as a wife and mother, writer and editor, etc. have kept me busy. Too busy, at times, to the point where I felt there were so many “impossibles” in my day to day.
I found myself drawing near to God more and more during those times. I sought His Word. I craved for His encouragement.
And He spoke clearly to me through — ironically — a video that I was privileged to be part of, for Preacher In Blue Jeans. I did not expect to watch that video that day, but I thank God He led me to it.
I’m sharing it here now, with YOU, because you might be dealing with different “impossibles” today. Draw near to Him, friend.
Be inspired, too, by His message through the story of Mama Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, to which the month of October is dedicated.
Announcement of the Birth of Jesus. (Luke 1:26-38)
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,* and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived* a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.
Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
May we declare what seems to be impossible “HIMpossible” because with God by our side — He who is the ultimate reason why we can call ourselves “truly rich and blessed” — we can do all things!
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