And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. – Luke 2:16-19
Mary did you know?
Mary was told by the angel Gabriel that her son would be
called the Son of the Most High, and the Son of God;
that he would reign on David’s throne forever (Luke 1:31-35).
Yet could she know he would walk on water?
Could she imagine him stilling the storm with one hand?
Might she have guessed he would heal the blind,
make the lame to walk, and raise the dead?
How could she imagine that a sword would so
pierce her own soul as she watched her son
hang on a cross and die between two criminals?
Can you imagine her delight when three days later
Jesus rose from the dead?
Mary may or may not have known all those things. Be we have the witness of the Scripture telling us that this child whose birth we celebrate today is the Son of God, did all those things, lived a perfect life, died for us and for our salvation, and rose from the dead.
We now live under him in his kingdom and serve him in eternal righteousness, and in anticipation of his second coming at the end of all time.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!