Bible Devotions

But How Can This Be?

on December 12, 2008

960692_questionsThen Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” Luke 1:34 NKJV

Mary questions the angel as she can only understand from the human perspective. To make a baby requires a man and woman to have sexual relations. She has not experienced that blessing yet in her life.

I have a friend who always tries to understand everything. Especially regarding the evil people do. She is so pure in heart she has trouble comprehending how people can do such horrible things to others. She needs to understand. It literally compels her. She struggles to understand. Then we talk and I remind her about Proverbs 3:4-5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” To which she replies, thank you.

Sometimes we, as humans, have a desire to know or understand how this can be. God says trust me. Have faith He is good and His plans are good. That’s all we need to know.

How many times do we question God? Are we looking at things from our limited human view?

Lord, thank you for allowing us to question you. Thank you for helping us with our faith. Thank you for others who encourage us to remember your word. In Jesus’ name Amen.

© was created by Elizabeth Marks, author of and, to encourage you with God’s Word.


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