Parris Bailey Executive Director Mary’s Song
“Is there anything too hard for the Lord?” Gen. 18:14
“God took one good look and me and look what happened, I’m the most fortunate women on earth!
Luke 1:48 The Message
While away on vacation, I went walking with my Iphone listening to the Word of God. I had decided to listen to Genesis seeing it was the beginning of a New Year. I love the story of Abraham and Sarah. Can you imagine getting pregnant at 80 years old? What is most amazing, not only did she get pregnant, her body, her looks changed for the younger. That is truly a miracle.
I was so enjoying the story when the verse “is there anything too hard for the Lord?” jumped out at me. (Genesis 18:14) It was as if I was Sarah laughing to myself about the absurdity of seeing me pregnant at 80 years old and looking like a 25 year old. The next thing you know I found myself crying at the unbelief of years past and laughing over the expectation of what He will do. Yes, there is truly nothing too hard for him!
This is the same wording the angel used when he spoke to Mary when visiting her with the announcement that she too would be overshadowed and conceive a child and his name would be called Jesus. “For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37 This word in Greek and in Hebrew means, humanly speaking, this is impossible, that we are impotent, weak, not capable. But there is nothing too hard for Him! In Micah 2:7 it say’s “is the Lord straitened?” I had to ask myself if I have restricted him or put him into a box? Maybe I backed off from “the word of promise”? (Romans 9:9)
All this year, I want to send you a Mary Monday message. We at Mary’s Song see God doing something big everyday in the girls that decided to “get off the bus” and begin a whole new life with Jesus. Since the New Year we have gotten 6 new girls into the program all ranging from 17-55 years old. Pray with us that each day these girls will hold onto the promise that “ there is nothing too hard for the Lord.” What are you believing God for in 2011?