Sunday Blessing: Does any mother know?
December 18, 2011, 7:53 pm
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Sunday Blessing: Does any mother know?

As we get ever closer to the day of celebrating Christ’s birthday Mary is on my mind more and more. I wonder how much she did know, how much she could imagine and how much she did not dare to dream. I think about my own questions as a mother and the dreams and hopes I have for each of my children. Every birth is a miracle and every mother is a saint. If we knew everything that would happen to our kids we would probably not let them out of the house, let alone out of our eye sight.

Advent reminds me to slow down. To reflect and to embrace the mystery of God becoming a child. As a mother I am thankful that Mary was not perfect, she had doubts about her parenting and life was not easy. I am thankful that God uses imperfect people to change the world. I am thankful to the two authors of the following thoughts that put into words the dichotomy of God becoming flesh.

Twenty-five questions for Mary by Max Lucado

1. What was it like watching him pray?
2. How did he respond when he saw other kids giggling during the service at the synagogue?
3. When he saw a rainbow, did he ever mention a flood?
4. Did you ever feel awkward teaching him how he created the world?
5. When he saw a lamb being led to the slaughter, did he act differently?
6. Did you ever see him with a distant look on his face as if he were listening to someone you couldn’t hear?
7. How did he act at funerals?
8. Did the thought ever occur to you that the God to whom you were praying was asleep under your own roof?
9. Did you ever try to count the stars with him….and succeed?
10. Did he ever come home with a black eye?
11. How did he act when he got his first haircut?
12. Did he have any friend by the name of Judas?
13. Did he do well in school?
14. Did you ever scold him?
15. Did he ever have to ask a question about Scripture?
16. What do you think he thought when he saw a prostitute offering to the highest bidder the body he made?
17. Did he ever get angry when someone was dishonest with him?
18. did you ever catch him pensively looking at the flesh on his own arm while holding a clod of dirt?
19. Did he ever wake up afraid?
20. Who was his best friend?
21. When someone referred to Satan, how did he act?
22. Did you ever accidentally call him Father?
23. What did he and his cousin John talk about as kids?
24. Did his brothers and sisters understand what was happening?
Did you ever think, That’s God eating my soup

Mary did you know? lyrics by Mark Lowry

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would someday 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’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?
When you kissed your little baby
Then you’ve kissed the face of God.

Mary Did you know??
Mary, did you know??

The blind will see, the deaf will hear
The dead will live again
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak,
the praises of the Lamb.

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
Was Heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping Child you’re holding
Is the great “I AM


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I love this song and you are so right. This and the other one, What if God was one of us, will make you stop and think. Thanks for the insight!

Comment by Christine Smith-Johnson

Thanks for reading my blog Christine! I will check your out!

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