It is the Christmas season. Let’s thin about that for the moment. The virgin birth of Christ is one of the cardinal doctrines of our faith. If we do not have a virgin birth, we cannot have a sinless Saviour. Yet how can we have a virgin birth? Humanly speaking, it is impossible. In fact, Gabriel tells Mary, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37)
So why does God do the impossible? In speaking of Abraham, Romans 4:20 says “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
The short answer, at least what makes sense based on the Bible is this. God does the impossible to open up an avenue to faith, strong faith, which bring Him the glory He deserves and proves what He can do.
I don’t know how deeply theological that is, but here’s my take on it. First, the Lord wants me to have faith, a big faith that both demands and controls my decisions and my actions. With that kind of faith, the Lord can trust me with that kind of miracle. The result of what God does would cause me to offer to God the glory He should get because He has done something that defies all human explanation.
We know the impossibility of the virgin birth of the Lord, but it happened. The first thing Mary did was to give glory to the Lord. The result of Mary’s faith was the birth of Messiah., Emmanuel, God with us. That miracle will not be repeated, but God gave unto others miracles in their lifetime. This means God can bring miracles, things only He can do, into my life, too.
The question is this. Is my faith large enough, big enough, strong enough to receive such a thing and then offer unto the Lord, the glory He deserves?