Book of LUKE 1 : 37
“Nothing is impossible with God.”
Scholars believe Luke wrote his Gospel anywhere between A.D. 59-63 to the later 70s or early 80s. He was a physician by profession and a close companion of Paul. The Gospel he wrote was directed to Theopilus who might have been a Roman official or a person of high position and wealth, and possibly even the patron of Luke. The purpose Luke had for writing was to praise the spreading of the Gospel into the world. In Chapter 1 verse 37 Luke states,” For nothing is impossible with God.” This statement is referring to the two miracles which were referenced in the Bible.
God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, had given the Virgin Mary and her extremely older relative, Elizabeth, who was barren, gifts. Both were given the gift of being with child, and would give birth to Jesus and John the Baptist, respectively. Elizabeth had prayed many times over to be able to conceive, because a woman who could not bear children in that society was looked down upon. In Elizabeth’s case, her husband, Zachariah, did not believe that his wife was pregnant. So God caused him to become both deaf and mute, until she gave birth. He did this because Zachariah was a priest and did not believe or trust that God could make his wife pregnant after all these years, especially since she was post menopausal and extremely old.
Mary’s conception was viewed as immaculate or perfect because she had never been touched by a man, and was still a virgin (hence the name Virgin Mary).
The statement, that with God all things are possible came about because of these two spectacular miracles, and it’s just a positive spin on “nothing is impossible with God”. Then if God could make anything happen for anyone, at any time in their life; he can do it for you and I. One just has to believe.