One might think that being the mother of Jesus was an easy task. But when considering the heart of a mother, then such a task becomes emotionally over whelming.
What would it be like to talk one-on-one with an angel and be told you were going to become with child by the Holy Spirit of God? When Jesus was born, the shepherds came and told her of the miraculous visit by the Angelic chorus, and she “…kept these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:15-19).
A few days later, a prophet approached her and said, “this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel…and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul…” (Luke 2:33-35). Undoubtedly, she would have pondered these words over in her mind with some anxiety as to how all this would come about. When she and Joseph found Jesus, at the age of twelve, in the temple astonishing scholars with His understanding, we are told, “…but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.” (Luke 2:40-51).
She watched him eat, sleep, interact with other children, and haul timber down from the mountains to the carpentry shop. She watch him grow, and go into the ministry. Whether people were shouting, “Hail Him,” or “Nail Him,” she was always by His side, typical of a Mother.
Finally, she found herself on a hill called Calvary. Jesus had spoken many times about the dangers in following Him (Matthew 10:34-36), but Mary never hesitated, after all, she was His Mother! Whether being praised or persecuted, His mother never left His side. Few will stand by you as closely as “Mother.” — Toby Miller
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