One of my absolute favourite Christmas songs is Mary Did you know? By Mark Lowry and Buddy Green. Lyrics below:
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will 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 make a blind man see?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the mute 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 is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.
I just get goose pimples anytime I hear the song. I wonder if truly Mary a young girl of what? 13 or 14 years old even had a clue as to what or whom she was really carrying. I’m sure she didn’t and could never truly , the fullness of the power she carried.
And aren’t we all like Mary in some wise? Aren’t we unable to fully comprehend what or whom we carry as Christians? Aren’t we like Mary unaware of the power that lay dormant in all of us awaiting delivery that it may be unleashed on the world? Haven’t you heard that the world earnestly awaits our manifestation? Romans 8:19
Everytime I think of Christmas I think of the birth of Jesus but I often find myself meditating on the pregnancy of Mary as well. The angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was with child of the Most High God and told Joseph she was to call him Jesus for He would save his people…. Matthew 1:21
Today Angel Gabriel may not physically appear to you but isn’t the Holy Spirit giving you the same message through the Word. Aren’t we just as pregnant as she is? With the same Jesus? The scenario isn’t any different except that perhaps you may not be 14.
Mary went off after her encounter with the angel straight to see her cousin Elizabeth whom was barren and something spectacular happened. The bible tells us that Elizabeth testified that the baby on her womb leapt for joy. The effect of carrying Jesus was evident even in the life of Elizabeth. The power emanating from Marys promise caused Elizabeths promise to quicken And leap. Something resonated. Destiny encountered the destiny changer
I wonder if the same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead is not only quickening our mortal bodies but also causing the dreams of others to burst forth.
At Christmas, I love the feeling in the atmosphere but I also reflect on all that transpired before the actual birth of Jesus. So many lessons to be learnt from the Christmas story but not tonight folks….
I’m just leaving you with this..
Okay so my eyes are practically closing now and I have an early day tomorrow. Trust my pk to invite the whole city for Christmas lunch. So I’m off to bed
It’s day 24…
technically 25 by this calender in front of me. Anyhow wanted to say Merry Christmas guys And oh! Santa one last wish
Love you all so much