God is sovereign in conception and childbirth. Eve exclaims after the birth of her first son, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.” (Genesis 4:1 NIV) Men and women tend to believe they are in control, but it is clear to Eve that the Lord has a very big part in procreation.

The Bible records that in Israel’s history, God sovereignly opened the wombs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob’s wives. Today self-sufficient, in-control-of-everything administrators of life struggle to believe that a virgin could be pregnant. The angel in Luke 1:37 says it best, “For with God nothing will be impossible.”

This week we will study the miraculous conception of Jesus in the Virgin Mary. The Father spoke it, the Holy Spirit carried it out, and Jesus was conceived in Mary. May faith in the sovereign will of God encourage us to celebrate Christmas the way God intended for it to be.

See you in church.