A newly born baby stirs the heart of its mother, “What will become of you, dear child?” It was this question which caused Greene and Lowry to write the song titled, “Mary Did You Know?” A portion of the lyrics goes like this:
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
And this child that you’ve delivered will soon deliver you.
The question posed to Mary in this song prompts us to consider the question, “What do we know about Jesus?” With the birth of Jesus, a gift came from our heavenly Father. His gift is the opportunity for humankind to see His love made visible. Visible love is tangible. This kind of love can be seen, heard and felt. Tangible love makes God real!
One of my desires for us is that we hear and act on Jesus’ words when He said, “This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, the fruit of love showing yourselves to be My disciples.” (John 15:8 -12) The Christmas season gives us opportunity to “show off” the love of God.
When Mary delivered Jesus as her baby boy, she had an inkling that he was different. Her inkling caused her to ponder what she had heard from the angel of God and what she was experiencing in the stable. I have a hunch her wondering over time turned into worship! Perhaps it will be so for us this Christmas season!