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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mary, Mother of Jesus

Luke 1:26-38 NIV
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In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. 

How obedient May was! I don't believe I would have the courage she had to agree with what God was asking of her. An engaged teenager of around 14 or 15 years old becoming pregnant by Holy intervention? I wonder how many people really believed her. How her family, relatives and friends must have shunned her. The shame of the label, 'whore' probably walked with her throughout her whole life. I wonder if even after Joseph accepted that the pregnancy was the work of God Himself, did he question and doubt.

Mary loved God more than life itself because the punishment of adultery was death by stoning, yet even knowing this shame that she would have to bare, she agreed by saying, "I am the Lord's servant, may your word to me be fulfilled." 

I love how Mary's reaction to Gabriel's  words were not fear but wonder. She never missed a beat but accepted even before she knew the 'how'.

I would love to obey God like this without skipping a beat saying yes Lord, Your word be done in me.

I also wonder if Mary knew what her baby boy, Jesus, would go through. Mary, did you know?

Warning: Graphic Pictures in Video

John 3:16-17 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 



  1. I like the way your ended your post with John 3:16. That is my favorite verse in the Bible. That is why I named my blog JOHN THREESIXTEEN. I really enjoy your blog. God bless you!

  2. Hi JT,
    Thank you. I think it is so cool that you named your blog JOHN THREESIXTEEN. That too is one of my favourite verses in the Bible another one of mine is
    Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    God bless,

  3. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful video with me Child of God!

    I'm so thankful to God for what Mary has done! The one thing I don't understand is how some feel that their prayers can be answered when these certain individuals pray to her though. For I only pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ for answered prayer.

    I just hate to see what Christ Jesus had to go through for us, but I'm so thankful to Him, for otherwise my sins couldn't have been forgiven, and there wouldn't be a chance for me to be able to receive Eternal Life, for it's only through His Blood that enables me for this.

    God bless you my sister in Christ,

  4. Hi Lon,
    It is funny how people twist God's word around. I was raised Roman Catholic and had to say the 'Hail Mary', but in my heart I knew this wasn't right. I guess that was the Holy Spirit speaking to me pulling be away from RC to Jesus.

    It is so hard to watch these pictures but it really brings us to the reality what Jesus went through. Scripture tells us that He was marred beyond human recognition.

    Isaiah 52:14
    Just as there were many who were appalled at him—
    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and his form marred beyond human likeness—

    Thanks for stopping by!


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