December 25, 2015
Mary -- Did You Know?
That song has been reverberating in my head for a couple of weeks now. “Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?” Did you know that “when you kiss your baby’s face, you kiss the face of God?” What did Mary know, and how could she have known it? Gabriel told her the good parts -- that He would be called “Son of the Most High.” He told her that He will sit on David’s throne perpetually (Luke1:29-33). The only hint she has of His eventual horrifying death is in the name Jesus. Yeshu’a, Iesous -- or God Delivers, God Saves. Gabriel told Joseph that the name meant, “he [who would] save his people from their sins.” We can suppose that Joseph mentioned this to his wife. But could she have known how He would do that? Could she have known he would be the Lamb of God, sacrificed on the Temple altar on Passover? Quite possibly, depending on how much she knew of the ancient scriptures. She was,...(Read Full Article)