“God doesn’t do miracles like that any more! I laughed that day out of ignorance, yet God would reveal Himself to me as the same miracle working God He has always been.
Our doctor had told us Dave would never father a child. Yet three years later my husband was telling me God had spoken to him and promised we would have a son! How could this be?
As the days went by, I listened as Dave thanked God again and again for the son that would be born to us. Where was this faith coming from? I wanted to believe, yet my heart was filled with doubt in the face of what I thought was impossible.
I remember the day I read the account of Abraham and Sarah. God had promised them a son in their old age. Sarah too had laughed!
“Is anything too difficult for the LORD?” (Genesis 18:14).
Sarah may have doubted. Yet God still kept his promise. A year later, a son was born. They named him Isaac, meaning “He laughs”.
My unbelief melted as I read the question God had asked Abraham and Sarah. Was God asking me to believe that He was still able to give the miracle of a son? Did I dare believe that He wanted to give me my hearts desire?
Down on my knees I went as I thanked God for a son.
A year later, the phone rang and I heard the nurse say, “Yes, Mrs. Mills, you are going to have a baby”!
This was the miracle God had promised!
Our son was born nine months later.
We named him David, meaning “Beloved of God”.
As Christmas approaches I think of the many accounts of both sons and daughters given the breath of life by our Creator God. Yet, the greatest gift of life was yet to come when an angel visited the virgin Mary with a special message:
“You shall have a son.”
The wonder of a heart perplexed. “How can this be? I have never been with a man.”
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, The power of the Most High God will overshadow you, For that reason the Holy Child will be called the Son of God. For nothing will be impossible with God. “ (Luke 1:35).
Mary believed God and she lived to see His promise fulfilled. Mary humbly rejoiced in being chosen by God, even though she would suffer the pain of shame and rejection from those who did not understand. And God was glorified.
I was humbled and ashamed that I doubted God could do a miracle. In His mercy and love, He gave us the miracle son anyway. And God was glorified.
Mary’s Son would become my son’s Savior and mine. And God continues to be glorified!
Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable and joyful gift!
“Behold the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call His name, Immanuel, which means, “God with Us.” (Matthew 1:23).
Praying you will have a Joy Filled Christmas.