So, picture this, your in your teens and going about your life not getting into trouble, your the type that's pretty decent and then BAM! God tells you one day your gonna be pregnant pretty soon and oh yea, it's a boy and His name is Jesus, the son of God. How the heck are you supose to explain that without people being in shock? or saying something? I'm sure Mary had quite alot of questions being asked as she was just in her teens and with Joseph suddenly pregnant. She was engaged to Joseph to be married. I'm sure that would of been really hard to tell Joseph. I think Joseph probably had a hard time believing her at first until God may have spoken to him.
The song Mary Did You Know has lots of questions in this song that came true throughout the scriptures! I don't think Mary knew entirly why all this was to happen and maybe why Jesus did what He did at times until probably halfway through Jesus's ministery she understood. She knew what she had to do and it was to obey what God had planned her and Joseph's life, like it says here in Luke 1.
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”
29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”
34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.”
38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
Mary Did You Know
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.
Have you ever listened to the song Mary, Did You Know?
This touching song has been played for well over three decades during the Christmas season. The lyrics are beautifully written and contain powerful phrases like, “Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand…” and, “This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.” It’s a stirring line of questions asked by the songwriter that cause listeners to stand in amazement at the power of our God.
We really don’t know much about Mary except that she was a virgin and probably in her early teens. According to Luke 1:28, we know that she was “highly favored” and that “the Lord was with her.” Even without a stunning resume, God used her. Sweet, little Mary who kept to herself and wasn’t a big “playmaker” was invited by the Creator of the universe to change the world.
Many think the reason He chose her was because of her willingness. Upon hearing God’s plan for her life, Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” (Luke 1:38)
Mary simply said yes to her Lord with no conditions whatsoever.
Where are you in your life right now? How much of “you” have you truly surrendered? Are you living the truth that “your life is not your own” and that you’ve been “brought with a price”? Is there something that you are missing out on because you won’t let Him lead?
We have a Messiah. His name is Jesus. He is the Savior of the world. He walked on water without a single bit of effort. He came and died to make us new. He gave sight to a blind man with some dirt and saliva. He woke up from a deep sleep and calmed a raging storm with his human hand. He fed over 5,000 people with a tiny bit of bread and fish. He does the miraculous.
And He has amazing plans for your life.
What have you not surrendered to God?
What is keeping you from doing so?
I know I have surrendered my life to Him when I was around 13. I think sometimes as life gose on we have worries, doubts and feels like nothings going right some days. Its hard to just surrender it all to Him. Sometimes our pride or shame, angers, jealousy, or envy, or our way of doing things ect.can sometimes stop us from just coming to our knees and laying it down at the cross.
That song blows me away because to think that anyone had the ability to actually kiss the forehead of the God Who created the universe is amazing. How awesome is it that Jesus humbled Himself and became human so we could deliver us from our sin and ourselves.
I too have surrendered to God and am grateful for his incredible gift – not just at Christmas, but I try to be thankful everyday.