This children’s sermon was given virtually for Annunciation Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Good morning, girls and boys. I’m so glad you’re with us today. Did you notice that we sang a Christmas-y song today? Today is Annunciation Sunday, the day we remember when the angel visited Mary and told her that she was going to have a baby, the son of God. When she asked how, the angel told her: Nothing is impossible with God. That’s something that’s fun to think about, how God can make things that seem impossible, be possible.

I learned about something this week that seems impossible. We know that plants need sunlight, that flowers bloom in the day when the sun shines. But look at this. It’s a moonflower and it blooms in the nighttime! In the day it’s all closed up, but when the sun goes down, it opens up. I love that God created things like that- making what seems impossible possible!  I bet you can think of other plants and animals that seem impossible, but are possible!

I’ve been thinking about something more serious that seems impossible too. What about those people who do really bad things that hurt other people. How is it possible that God loves them too? That seems impossible. But then I remember that I’m not always good either. I’m glad God loves me through the bad that I might think or do. I’m glad that God makes loving possible when it seems impossible.

In life we have so many things that seem impossible. What seems impossible for you these days? For summer to ever get here? For Covid to ever be over? We all look forward to that.

When I was your age, being an adult seemed impossible. How would I know what to do? How would I decide what I would be? But I kept doing different things, finding out what I liked and didn’t like, and I found out I don’t have to have everything figured out. I just have to be myself, ask God to help me and the people around me. And it became possible. I’m so glad that God will be close to us and help us see what is possible!

Let’s pray: Dear God, thank you for loving us so so much, and for making impossible things possible. We love you God. Amen.