Mary, Jesus’ Mother
God sent His Son as a gift to the world through Jesus’ Mother Mary. In Luke 1:31, “Man looks at the outward appearance. God looks at the heart.” When man says “No,” God says “Yes.” “We make our plans, but God always has the last word.” God uses us for His will. “Promotion comes from God.” (Psalms 75: 6-7)
God Chose Mother Mary
Jesus’ mother Mary was “highly favored” by God. The Most High God chose her. She was more than qualified. She became God’s secret passageway for the birth of Jesus. The humble handmaiden trusted God. She surrendered all. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary. The conception was wonderfully miraculous! Jesus Messiah, the greatest world-changer of all times, was born.
God Orders Our Steps
God had plans for Jesus’ life. At the age of 12, Jesus realized His steps were ordered by God. He began to follow the predestined plan of God for His life. And, His first kingdom assignment was at the Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus learned, asked questions, answered questions, and gave sound advice. The rulers and doctors were astonished by His wisdom “And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men (Luke 2: 52).”
“Son, why hast thou done so to us? behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.”
Jesus’ mother was a woman of wisdom. After the Passover celebration, Mary realized Jesus was missing. Mary and Joseph made the three-day walk back to Jerusalem. They searched for Jesus and found Him in the synagogue.
Mary shared her motherly concern wisely. In Luke 2:48 she said to her Son Jesus Christ,“Son, why hast thou done so to us? behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.” However, Jesus Christ the Messiah answered her. “How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my father’s business?” His parents listened to His mission declaration. As a matter of fact, Jesus told them what He was thinking and doing. However, they did not completely understand. Nevertheless, Jesus, the Son of God, obeyed.
Woman of Faith
Jesus’ mother Mary was a woman of faith. A wedding was the site of the “first” of Jesus’ miracles. In John 2 verses 1 through 11 Jesus performed His first creative miracle. The wedding was far from being over. Mary shared the news with Jesus that all the wine was gone. “They have no wine.” Somewhat hesitant, Jesus said, “O, Woman what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” By faith, Mary begins to set the stage for the needed miracle. Mother Mary instructed the servants to follow Jesus’ teaching. Mission accomplished! The Miracle manifested and water turned into wine.
As sung by Christian gospel singer and songwriter, William Murphy, Jesus gave them the “best wine.” This miracle started the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, the Miracle at Cana has prophetic references to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb at Jesus’ Second Coming (Hosea 6:1-2; Revelation 19: 7-18; Isaiah 63: 1-3; Revelation 19: 11-15).
A Christian gospel hymn “Song of Mary” or “Magnificat” was written in her honor.
- She worshipped and praised God (Luke 1:46-55).
- Mary was in the Upper Room at Pentecost (Acts 2).
- She was at a public gathering when Jesus would not recognize her as His mother (Luke 12:46-50).
- Mary was at Jesus Crucifixion (John 19: 25-27).
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