Thoughts About Mary Mother of Jesus

Wow here we are already. We only have 24 more days until Christmas. It is the first Sunday of Advent in traditional churches. My church is not a traditional one, but whenever Christmas draws near, I always think about Mary’s example for all of us.

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When I think about Mary embracing God’s plan for her to give birth to Jesus, there are a few points that often get overlooked. They have to do with Mary being engaged but not married to Joseph yet.

Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, but by saying yes to God’s plan, it meant she entrusted her very life to God. In Deuteronomy 22 we read:

“If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death”

Not exactly a verse we think of for Christmas, but so important to remember. The punishment a young woman who was found not to be a virgin before she married a man was death by stoning.

So by Mary saying yes to God’s plan, she was placing her very life in his hands to protect her. That is a huge example of faith for us to follow.

In Mary’s song when she visited her cousin Elizabeth, Mary revealed that she understood that Jesus would be her Savior too. In Luke 1, we see the first words of her song:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior”

Mary had great faith to say yes to God’s plan for her to give birth to the Savior of the world whom she also knew would be her Savior. I can’t imagine the thoughts going through her mind in the days, weeks, months before Jesus was born.

These are the thoughts I have about Mary. She is a woman worthy of respect and a wonderful example of faith. The drama she went through is much more dynamic and full of emotion than what is shared in simple Nativity scenes.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

23 thoughts on “Thoughts About Mary Mother of Jesus

  1. Mary is a great example to us of obedience to the Lord. Even in the midst of hardship and the threat of death she remained faithful to the Lord.

  2. “Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.” True faith she had that God would take care of her. Her extreme faith awes me and touches me deeply.

  3. Sighs. I can only imagine. But really she was a great woman who had faith in God regardless of the possible outcomes. Her comment “…let it be done to me…” encourages my faith!.

    Thanks for sharing big bro.

    And sorry I missed the US Thanksgiving. A belated thanksgiving bro. 🤗

  4. Wow! Mary chose God’s will knowing she could lose her life. This is the first time I am reading Mary’s submission to God’s will within the context of sacrifice. She didn’t just believe, she put her life on the line. Thank you for sharing this post.

  5. Reblogged this on Christian Mommas and commented:
    This post by my big brother, Matt brought to light the sacrificial faith of Mary the mother of Jesus. Mary did not only believe God’s word concerning her, she put her life on the line. Pregnancy outside wedlock was shameful, and it meant she would be stoned to death. Mary’s kind of faith could have subjected her to mockery, but she didn’t care. It shows me that living the life of faith looks ridiculous most times, it is costly, and it is sacrificial. Even fellow Christians may call one stupid with this kind of faith, but it shouldn’t matter.

    I have been reflecting on big brother Matt’s post since I read it, and I am excited to share this with you. Be blessed!

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