That’s the question that Mary the mother of Jesus uttered, when the angel Gabriel announced to her that she was going to have a child. Not so strange if she had a husband, but Mary was a virgin so this was absolutely a legitimate question. Have you ever had God tell you something that had you asking the question “how will this be?”
I don’t want to be redundant, but God spoke something to me that didn’t make sense when He spoke it. But now it appears even more unlikely. I am looking at something that seems impossible. Now if it was my choice, I would just move on because of how things look. But God keeps compelling me to fight on.
Just this morning a minister friend sent me a text that stunned me. I mean God is letting me know He is with me and he still intends to do what he said. What?? Really Lord? How is this going to happen? You see asking how will means you believe, you just want to know how. It’s the method of God that has you wondering.
But not only am I wondering about the “how will this be”. But I am also wondering for myself. How can I accept this with so much pain connected to this. It’s like I am despised.
Time must be a factor or God is going to do a bonafide miracle. Well I have to tell you; even with the preached confirmation, and the two prophetic words today, I am still asking God “how will this be”?
New International Version (NIV)
30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”