Mary Did You Know?

I love the song "Mary Did You Know" and since becoming a mommy of a little boy, this song is even more special to me. {*I also love this picture of my sweet husband holding our baby boy.} We were listening to Christmas music today as we ran around town doing errands. . .and this song was one that was playing. Steve and I talked about how utterly amazing it must have been for Mary to look down at baby Jesus in her arms and know Who He was. . .

And yet, as I think about it, Mary would not have yet known what the word Messiah meant in full, in relation to her baby Jesus. I often think of the great and awesome privilege and wonder-filled task Mary had in birthing and raising Jesus. Yet, I seldom ponder the deep, deep agonies she went through--beginning with her seemingly embarrassing pregnancy. . .ending in her son's dark, excruciating death on a criminal's cross.

As I said, I've always loved the words to "Mary Did You Know". . .
but I can hardly listen the song through without crying, being on this side of things. . .

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 give sight to a blind man?
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've kissed the face of God.

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.

6 comments:

  1. I still remember the first time I heard that song- it startled me into really thinking about the path that God's SON would take. I cannot imagine the great joy Mary felt for her own soul, yet the grief she must have felt for her son. I'm glad you posted this- I definitely needed to consider again what a great gift we received!

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  2. justin, jake and jenna's mom4:25 AM

    That's good~the kids have been singing it lately too (it's one of their Christmas program songs). Everything definitely changes once you have these special little (and getting bigger everyday!) people in your life...

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