Sunday, April 04, 2010

Mary Did You Know?

I guess it's not surprising that in the story of Jesus, I identify with Mary the most. Imagining the pain of a mother. I think she did know.. The fear of the future, of the responsibility, the weight of a life filled with such bittersweetness, of such joy and sorrow that was placed on a her, still being much of a child herself. Be still my heart.


Jay said...

We were just talking about that this week - whether she knew or not. I'm with you - I think that she had to have known, but at the same time - surely she wished it wasn't so?

Life changes so much when you have your own kids and hearing this story after having them has never been the same - I can think of several people that I'd gladly give my own life for, but not a single one I would even contemplate letting the slightest bit of harm come to my children for.

With that said, I don't think that I really identify with Mary very much at all - because there's no way I would have been able to do what she did.

Stephanie said...

That is my favorite Christmas song, funny I have never thought about it at Easter ... it's kinda obvious. It made me cry the first time I heard it and that was long before I was a mother.

Also, where did Jesus get those crazy bright blue eyes?

Dana said...

Well, you know, the women in the geneology of Jesus didn't have the best reputation.. Those probably came from Tamar.... LOL.. I don't know why Jesus is always portrayed with blue eyes. He was in the passion too..

April Cluck said...

Thanks Dana

Kristen said...

One of the ladies at church spoke about Mary's perspective and her own as a mother this past Good Friday, it really touched my heart, as did your post today.