September 23, 2003Email to a FriendPrint
"I am God Almighty; walk before Me and be blameless." Genesis 17:1
Our God fulfills every promise He makes. He can do this because He is almighty.
When elderly Abraham and Sarah were promised a son and heir, they found it hard to believe. To them it seemed impossible. Sarah even laughed at the possibility. But the Lord reminded them of His almighty power with the question, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" (Genesis 18:14).
When Mary was told that she was to become the mother of the promised Savior, she asked the angel how this could be. Gabriel explained that the Spirit's power would bring this about. Then he told her that her cousin Elizabeth was also expecting a son in her old age, and he explained, "Nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37).
Jesus, God's Son, showed His almighty power by healing the sick, stilling storms, raising the dead, and doing other miracles. He showed that He is a friend who even today can act miraculously in answer to our prayers. Consequently, we keep on hoping even when our situation seems to be hopeless. Despite the most desperate circumstances, we know that with Him all things are possible. Above all, we rejoice that we are kept by the power of God in the true Christian faith to salvation.
PRAYER: Almighty Lord, keep us strong as we trust that You can deliver us from every trouble. Amen.
(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996 (out of print), Concordia Publishing House. For information other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)