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Nothing Shall Be Impossible by Elspeth Young

Nothing Shall Be Impossible


{ Elisabeth }
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But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord...And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord...

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary...And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus...

And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Acts 26:28-31

The story behind Nothing Shall Be Impossible

Like Abraham and Sarah, Zacharias and Elisabeth received the promise of posterity when they were past the years of bearing children.  Elisabeth accepted the promise with simple faith, hope, and gratitude.  Luke declares that after the child was conceived, Elisabeth hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men (Luke 1:24-25).

Whenever we receive a promise from the Lord, whom Paul describes as One who calleth those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17), it is not uncommon to be left alone with the promise--or to feel thus--until it is fulfilled.  During such times, gratitude to God for the promise of His word, and faith and hope concerning it, invite His Spirit to remain with us and sustain us on our intensely personal journey toward fulfillment of the promise.

Although the words of Paul (Romans 4:18-22) speak of Abraham, and the promise he received of posterity notwithstanding his age, the words also apply to Elisabeth; indeed, to anyone who trusts in God:

[Abraham,] Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.  And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness (Romans 4:18-22).

Symbolism in Nothing Shall Be Impossible

The figure is bathed in light, which separates the figure from impenetrable darkness that is everywhere. Even so, faith in God's promises protects us from despair and discouragement, which seek to disable faith and stop us in our journey toward the promises.  The figure is also looking upward, concentrating upon the Light, not the darkness.  So great and exemplary was Elisabeth's example that when Gabriel appeared to Mary, he encouraged her:  Behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible.
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