Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary Did You Know . . . ?

Today has been a very productive day for me. I have a clean house and clean laundry. But that is not what this post is going to be about. As I have gone about cleaning and keeping the washing machine and dryer going, I have had a song stuck in my head. Do you ever have that happen? Where you keep singing the song (or at least a few lines) over and over. This wasn't just any old song. It was a song that really got me to thinking on the lyrics. I'm sure that we have all heard it and possibly have it mean the same thing to us. I know you are wondering what it is, so I won't keep you in suspense any longer. The song is Mary Did You Know?

Mary did you know that your baby boy
would someday walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy
has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy
will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
will calm a storm in His hand?
Did you know that your baby boy
has walked where angels trod?
When you've kissed your little baby
then you've kissed the face of God.
Mary, did you know....?
Mary, did you know....?
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.
Mary did you know that your baby boy
is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy
was heaven's perfect lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great "I AM".

You know I have to wonder what was going through Mary's head when she had this precious child and as she took care of him during his infant and toddler years. What were her thoughts, I wonder if God gave her a sense of peace while raising Jesus or if she worried about him the way we do our own children.

Last year I came across this by Max Lucado
Twenty-Five Questions For Mary
What was it like watching him pray?
How did he respond when he saw other kids giggling during the service at the synagogue?
When he saw a rainbow, did he ever mention a flood?
Did you ever feel awkward teaching him he created the world?
When he saw a lamb being led to the slaughter, did he act differently?
Did you ever see him with a distant look on his face as if he were listening to someone you couldn't hear?
How did he act at funerals?
Did the thought ever occur to you that the God to whom you were praying was asleep under your own roof?
Did you ever try to count the stars with him . . . and succeed?
Did he ever come home with a black eye?
How did he act when he got his first haircut?
Did he have any friends by the name of Judas?
Did he do well in school?
Did you ever scold him?
Did he ever have to ask a question about Scripture?
What do you think he thought when he saw a prostitute offering to the highest bidder the body he made?
Did he ever get angry when someone was dishonest with him?
Did you ever catch him pensively looking at the flesh on his own arm while holding a clod of dirt?
Did he ever wake up afraid?
Who was his best friend?
When someone referred to Satan, how did he act?
Did you ever accidentally call him Father?
What did he and his cousin John talk about as kids?
Did his other brothers and sisters understand what was happening?
Did you ever think, That's God eating my soup?

Twenty Five Questions for Mary were taken from the book God Came Near.

I know this was a rather long post, but it was something that was on my heart today and I needed to share it. As we celebrate this Christmas season, lets not forget the true reason for celebrating.

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