Monday, January 26, 2009

Mary's Journal



How awesome are you God that nothing is impossible with you? That is what Gabriel said when he visited me, and he was right. To think, my dear cousin was barren. Wanting a child all her life, she was left with an empty womb and empty arms until such a time as this.

A time of your choosing. I am still in awe.

Amazed at your glory and of your love, for you looked down upon her….upon Elizabeth…and you filled her womb. Even in her old age, when others said it was no longer possible, you gave her life.

How awesome are you God that you would do such a thing?

In your presence, my heart is set to song and takes flight among the eagles. For, my very bones ache with the knowledge that possibilities are endless with you.

She’d waited for so long. My dear Elizabeth, whose dreams had years ago become distant memories. She’d pushed them from her mind and yet, you did not. And, for that I am grateful.

But I wonder, how many more have forgotten dreams. How many more serve you in gladness but, secretly look to you with hopelessness? If you delivered such blessings upon my cousin, then I know you can do the same for many more.

My God, the one in whom I trust. I plead to you that we are a desolate people my Lord. The Romans bear down on us every day. Our hardships are evident in our calloused hands, our impoverished land and our broken hearts.

But, you are a deliverer of forgotten dreams. A resurrector of barren hopes. Can you not show up for everyone as you have Elizabeth?

In this moment it occurs to me that perhaps you already have. For my cousin’s womb is not the only one that has been touched.

Mine is filled as well.

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. Is this not also what Gabriel said to me? But, in truth, I wonder what that means. Will he fulfill dreams, my Lord? Will he be the one we have been hoping and praying for?

My mind is filled with questions whose answers cause my heart to tremble.

I have become so accustomed to hoping and praying for the Messiah that I cannot imagine that he is already here. This baby growing inside of me…is it him my Lord? I’m scared to hope and yet scared not too. For why else would you have bestowed such a thing upon me except to answer the cries of your people?

Because my Lord, you are the restorer of hopes and dreams. The one who looks down upon us, and in mercy and grace, fulfills that which we believe to be impossible.

I am in awe of you my Lord and forever will be.

Mary

“Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:36-37 NIV

May the Lord resurrect in your life that which you thought to be lost for He has not forgotten the God-given dreams of your heart. For when you least expect it, you will find that nothing is impossible with God.

8 comments:

Mel said...

Your words are always so beautiful.

B His Girl said...

I think God is speaking a word to us. My post is about dreams and all things are possible with Him too. Confirmation. I love how He does that! Dream on, rather write on girl! b

The Blonde Duck said...

Great as always!

B His Girl said...

Wow...the Lord wants us to pay attention to those words...With God ALL thing are possible. He is speaking to your dream.

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Love it as always. A clear reminder that even if the Lord appears to be taking a long time, He hasn't forgotten his promises to us. Just today, I was thinking of a promise and I said 'It's been 4 years' but in comparison to Elizabeth's - it's early and I won't give up.

sailorcross said...

I love this!! I stopped by yesterday just before I left for work and didn't have time to leave a comment. I'm glad I remembered to come back!!

And here is it: "With God, nothing is impossible." Fast forward to Philippians--"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Hmmm...seems to be a pattern here--one we need to count on faithfully.

Sometimes when we are waiting for an answer for a prayer, it seems forever, like Elizabeth. But, all things in God's timing. Patience--such a difficult thing for us to learn!

Beth

Noah's Mommy said...

God is Truly Amazing....all the time....it's hard for me to sometimes just give it over...but when I do...blessings abound....

Beverlydru said...

The deliverer of forgotten dreams. He is. Beautiful.