what is on her mind?

I thought I would start a new posting now and then called, ‘What is on her mind’. It does seem as though I get on these tangents, if you will, about some particular subject. Today the subject is……Momma Mary.
It seems as though that every time I go to a candle light service on Christmas Eve that I start hearing all the Christmas caroles that we sing I can not keep the tears from coming. Then the song, ‘Mary did you know?’ sends me right over the edge. I was driving and that song came on and I had to pull over to get myself together. It makes me a blubbering mess. Every year I think about what is must of been like to raise Jesus Himself.
The things that go thru my mind are;
when she was told by the angel that she was carrying Jesus, the honor the privledge. How Joseph and Mary never had to go thru the ‘what to name our baby’ soga. That was taken care of for he was to be called Jesus because of the mission that was before him here on earth. It makes you think about your own children and that the Lord already has a calling upon their life before they enter the world. As a mom, am I guiding them in the way the Lord would have me to do? Thank the Lord for His word, huh?
I also think about how when it was time to give birth to Jesus and here she is on a donkey how she must of been thinking, “Lord, this is your Son, I am his mother, why does it have to be like this?” And to put perfect Jesus in a feeding troph…..I remember (especially with my first) how I wanted everything to be so clean and perfect for his arrival. It just shows us even thru the circumstances we face each day in our own life that our Lord is in them all.
Then I say, well Jesus was perfect so she never had to disapline Him. So, it couldn’t have been that tough of a job. Oh, but to always be thinking, “Lord am I worthy to be raising the Son of God?” And the grace the Lord must of given Mary for she was only a human momma, I am sure she failed miserably at times like we all do as mom’s.
Then as she put her head to the pillow at night and listening to Jesus breath in his bed, the overwhelming thought that she was right next to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I am sure there were many nights she was on her knees, oh so quietly, worshiping her child and thanking the Lord for giving her this opportunity to be momma to the Great I Am! I think about how much I love my babies, and how I would like to rock them to sleep at night, there were times it was overwhelming for me to think about how much I love them. Mary, knowing she was rocking Jesus, her Savior, overwhelming.
Mary, she had to be quite a woman……..she had to go thru understanding his mission as she and Joseph couldn’t find him for days to find Him speaking of His Father to others, it was His drive, His reason for being here on earth. Or, to go thru seeing her Son dying on the cross, for her salvation. Trying to wrap that around your brain must of been heart wrenching. But again, a privledge to be His momma. What a responsibility, what a miracle to be apart of. We serve an amazing God.

December 14, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Shauna - Love it! I too think a lot about Mary during this time.

December 15, 2009 - 3:53 am

Simply Sisters - Amazing post. You put my thoughts exactly into the words i can never express. I love “Mary did you know” because like you were saying…What would it be like to raise God as a baby? and through his toddler years and teens…its crazy. I wonder if Mary ever really did know or understand or comprehend the depth of the gift she had been given! It blows my mind! Thanks for the thought provoking and overall awesome post!

December 15, 2009 - 3:53 am

Jenay - Wow no kidding. Can you imagine, being Mary and losing your temper with your other children, because she had other children after Jesus. I have to ask Jesus for forgiveness daily for losing it on my children…she could ask a 4 year old. 🙂

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