Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mary, did you know?

Just recently, I gave a devotion about Mary. Who she was, her mother`s heart, her humility and her obedience to God. I wonder in my mind, did she know the importance that her baby would have? I love the song, "Mary did you know? Did you know that your baby boy would someday walk on water, that he has come to make us new, that he would give sight to the blind, that he would calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy would be Lord of all creation? Did she know? Did her mind go there ? After Gabriel told her the news…. Without hesitation, Mary answered in Luke 1:38, “I am the Lord`s servant. May it be to me as you have said. ‘ She was a mother…she experienced each and every emotion as we do. As mothers, we often become anxious, and frazzled and focus on all the things around us. Mary did not do that. She was in touch with God and kept her focus on Him. she wiped runny noses, she did dishes, cleaned their home, fetched water… all the while in the midst of our Savior. She felt the same feelings as any mother would, she worried when he was late coming home, her heart must have broken when he was mocked and called names. It was a hard thing for her to watch but she surrendered it all, just as she did from the beginning. She was humble and obedient to God… Christmas is not just a date on the calendar… it is a way of life that celebrates the presence of God in the simple , ordinary happenings of daily life… where we go, what we do, the smile we give a stranger. Patience we choose in the crowds, the love that prompts a secret gift, the heart that constantly celebrates His birth through every wrapped gift…. God is with us every day, not just Christmas… if we choose. I wonder what the Inn Keeper thought as he turned away the young man and very pregnant wife that holy night so long ago. He had no room….. it was that simple Do we? Have we made room for Jesus? In anticipation of this special season, I sketched out a picture of Mary, several weeks ago, now, I have brought color to the black and white sketch.
Have a great Sunday!! Glad to be a part of Sunday Sketches with


  1. beautiful piece, perfect for the season!

  2. She is exquisite and so well done ~ Wow! Love her!

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

  3. She is so beautiful and I find your words are very timely.

  4. Jane, she's lovely. I love her alot. And the song is a simply beautiful one, too. Thanks for joining us. :)