In Luke 1:37 Mary responds to the news that she will give birth to Jesus as a virgin by saying “with God nothing is impossible.” In five words Mary articulates the essence of what we mean when we say God is omnipotent. All creation obeys Him because He is not only it’s creator but sustainer. There is no task that strains His abilities, His power is universal and He is able to exercise power over the entire universe. God’s power is not limited by natural law or human imagination but only by His nature and character. The power of God should build our faith. As Paul says in Romans 8:31: “If God is for us who can be against us.” It should also cause fear in the hearts of those who oppose God because if we are against God, it does not matter who is for us.