Summary: Mary was able to take on the seemingly impossible task God gave her by taking the strength for the task He gave and not relying on herself.

If CNN were around in 1809, it would have concentrated its evening news stories on Austria. Napoleon was on the move. But, in that same year,

Tennyson was born in England

Oliver Wendell Holmes was born in Cambridge, MA

Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston

Charles Darwin began his life

Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky

Like so many of us,

Mary was favored by God (1:28, 30)

God’s favor brought changes to her life (1:29)

Mary did not understand what was happening to her (1:34)

How did she live in this special time in her life? She:

I. Praised God for His Special Care (46-48)

II. Thanked God for What He’s Done (49-50)

III. Thought of God Humbly (51-53)

IV. Hoped God’s Help Would Make the Difference (54-55)

If we let Him, God can:

Overshadow us individually with His power

Make our impossible things possible

Fulfill His promises though us