The word miracle is thrown around to explain a lot of events. It has been rendered down to anything people can’t believe would happen is now a miracle. This has dulled our senses to what God is capable of in our lives. We’ve lowered our expectations and hopes to anything just beyond our reach. Do you believe in miracles? If not, you’re going to have a hard time believing in Jesus.
And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
35 And the angel answered her, “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.
The birth of Christ is truly a miraculous event. Mary asks, “How will this be since I am a virgin?” She was sexually pure and had not intimately known a man. For her to become pregnant would be impossible without a miracle. That is where the Holy Spirit comes in. He would overshadow her (envelope her in a cloud), and she would be with child. The child would be Holy because His Father wasn’t human. We don’t need to get into the exact details about this, but we do need to acknowledge that this happened. This is what makes the virgin birth possible.
Jesus was both fully man and fully God. He was born into humble circumstances, yet the Heavens broke open, and an angelic choir burst forth in song. Simple shepherds came in from the fields, and wealthy wise men from a faraway land sought Him out to worship. He was the Son of God and the son of a very poor couple. The world changed from that day forward.
Do You Believe in Miracles?
As you ponder this passage, remember that this was God’s divine plan all along. Only His Son could redeem fallen creation. Only Jesus was worthy enough to be the perfect sacrifice. He did it all for you and me. Do you believe in miracles? That is what has happened in your life when you decided to follow Jesus.