For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 NKJV
God created the whole universe. He spoke and it was so. God created man from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him. God created woman from Adam’s rib. God created in a variety of ways.
Everything in creation is logical. For example when God made trees and bushes, this plant life were to produce seed after their own kind. In this way the plants & trees could repopulated with out help from anyone. Animals and people were designed the same way. Both animals and people need an egg and sperm to produce off-spring. No help is required, just get these elements together and life would be born.
However, Mary story is different. This time God created a baby without the man’s sperm, inside a virgin girl’s womb. He chose to make a baby with only one element, the egg. This is humanly impossible. There is no way a woman, no matter how hard she tries can make herself pregnant, for it takes two.
In Elizabeth’s case, there were several human possibilities preventing her from child birth. We don’t know for sure why she never had children. But one thing for sure, she was past the child-bearing years. She was old. At a certain age the body stops producing eggs. As we discussed above, without an egg there’s no pregnancy. Her husband’s age also played a role. So again, this is another humanly impossible situation. But it’s not the first time God caused an old woman to conceive. Remember Sarah and Abraham? They were in their 80s and 90s when Isaac was born.
So in conclusion, let me leave you with two thoughts. The first is this, we are dependent on God. If miracles are to happen, it won’t be our doing, but God’s. (So for the perfectionists out there, stop trying so hard!)
The second thought is God can do anything. There is nothing too hard for Him. If He wants to become a human child born to a virgin girl without the aid of sperm – He can do it. If He wants aged women to give birth well after menopause – He can do it. He is God. He is the same God who spoke the world into existence.
Self check: Is there anything you think God can not do?
Lord God All Powerful, you can do all things. Your word tells us we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Let our faith in you be as strong as you are powerful. In Jesus’ name Amen.