In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 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, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.
For no word from God will ever fail.”
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:26-38
For no word from God will ever fail.
Lord, the lessons I learn from Your word never ceases to amaze me.
I have read and reread these verses for many years and marveled at Mary’s obedience. But never before have I noticed the last sentence the angel spoke to her.
“For no word from God will ever fail.”
What an extraordinary promise given to our ordinary lives.
Assured that You will never desert me, let me go from Your grasp, nor drop me when You carry me through difficulties, I cling to Your promise.
May I be as quick to obey as Mary, Lord, knowing You never fail. I pray I never fail You though I know I will.
Your word, Your Word, is my strength and my deliverer.
You are unfailing.
You are my hope.
You are my savior.
Lord, I praise you and thank you for the priceless gift of your promise of “For no word from God will ever fail.”