And the angel answered and said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”(Luke 1:35)
God is all-powerful. In fact, God is not only all-powerful, Mark 14:62 reveals that one of the Father’s names is Power.
Most of His power is hidden from us. When He appeared at Mount Sinai: His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise. His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden (Habakkuk 3:3-4).
Consider the great power it took for the incomprehensible God to become a zygote in Mary’s womb. For nine months His immeasurable power was hidden within a teenage girl’s uterus, yet He held the universe together by His power (Colossians 1:17). For thirty years He hid His power because the time to reveal Himself had not yet come (John 2:4).
Psalm 62:11 says, God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God. Unlike us as parents, God’s power means that He has only ever needed to speak once. The One who spoke once and created light (Genesis 1:3), called forth a dead man with one command (John 11:43), spoke once to calm the storm (Mark 4:39), and demons and sickness obeyed His one word (Matthew 8:32; Luke 5:13).
We need tools and materials before we can work, but He made all things when He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast (Psalms 33:9).
His power gives Him control over all things. He holds the oceans in their place (Job 38:11), bridles Satan’s hatred (Job 1:12), keeps us alive (Psalm 66:9), and reveals His power in His patience (Romans 9:22). The whole universe trembles before Him while sinful man stiffens his neck and raises his fist (Psalm 2:1-3).
We adore and praise the Almighty. He is the Great, the Mighty God. Ah, Lord God! Behold You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You (Jer 32:18, 17).