We are just a few days away from celebrating a Merry Christmas. But before we celebrate Merry Christmas, we should give thanks for a Mary Christmas. There is no way that Mary knew exactly what she was agreeing to when she said that she’d be Jesus’ mother.
Over the years, the song Mary, Did You Know? has become one of my favorite songs. We often hear it during Advent and Christmas. It’s a beautiful song (especially when we hear it here in church!) that speaks to the wonders of Jesus. Is there any way Mary knew all this as
He lay in the manger? No, she didn’t. This excerpt of the lyrics from Mary, Did You Know?
articulates the awesomeness of our Savior who was born on Christmas Day:
Mary, did you know/
/that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
/that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
/that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
/this Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.
/that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
/that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
/that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
/when you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?
/the blind will see.
/the deaf will hear.
/the dead will live again.
/the lame will leap.
/the dumb will speak the praises of The Lamb.
/that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
/that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
/that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
/the sleeping Child you're holding is the Great, I Am.
On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we honor Mary for her unselfishness by saying Yes! to God’s call to be the mother of Jesus. And because of Mary, we will all have a very Merry Christmas this coming Thursday.
From my family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas.
October 17, 2020
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