mornin’ juice

Mary did you know? Remember this song? Yea sure you do.

Mary did you know your baby boy…first time I heard this song Kathy Mattea was absolutely letting it rip.

Still one of my favorite songs. Stop to think for a moment.

Mary did you know that approx. 700 years earlier these words were spoken.

Isa 7:14 NLT 14 All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

Mary, even if you did know, or had even heard these words, did you even consider that this might be you? Mary had you ever have the thought that you might be the virgin who would conceive this child of God? Oh Mary, in your engagement with Joseph did you know that you would receive a visit from an angel named Gabriel, an angel from God who calls you favored and that the Lord is with you? Mary in this moment could you ever in a million years know that after he settled you down from a moment of fear that you would hear these words?

Luke 1: 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

Immanuel, God with us. God in you…

Mary, did you know that you would say:

Luke 1:38 NLT 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 were you shocked, were you in awe, goodness, were you in complete amazement considering your son has walked where angels trod? Mary did you ever doubt or consider how you would tell Joseph? Mary, where did your courage come from? Was it from the one you would deliver, the ONE who would soon deliver you?

Gosh, how did you know how to treasure this moment as you walked to share this season with Elizabeth, yea Elizabeth who is carrying John, the one who would holler out to the world the coming of the Messiah, the son of God, the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, God with us, God in you.

Gollee, Mary there was no way you could’ve known that THE perfect lamb would be born in a stable with lambs, could you?

Mary did you know that when you kissed your little baby, you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know any of this? Wow, maybe not the details of the how and when but you sure did know who to trust. Thanks Mary for modeling faith, modeling trust, showing how to beLIeVE.

Thank you mary for your yes to our merry CHRISTmas

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