Friday, December 5, 2014

CAROL : mary did you know?


But Mary kept all these things, 
and pondered them in her heart





And may I go and do likewise. Pondering the things matter most.  Keeping these things close until my heart knows what Mary knew:

And Mary said, 
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
      For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: 
for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
      For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; 
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
       He hath shewed strength with his arm; 
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
       He hath put down the mighty from their seats, 
and exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; 
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
      He hath holpen his servant Israel, 
in remembrance of his mercy;
As he spake to our fathers, 
to Abraham, 
and to his seed for ever.

Even in all her keeping and quiet pondering there were aspects of her Son that surprised her.  She wondered at Him staying behind to talk with the temple scholars.  Did she necessarily understand why He needed to leave the carpenter's shop and His family's daily concerns to wander the hill and cities, teaching?  Did she understand why He needed to get involved with the Roman overseers?  why He needed to die that way?

And I - though I "know" these things, do I know them? 

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy 
would one day 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 delivered 

will soon deliver you.
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy 

would give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy 

would calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know that your Baby Boy 

will walk where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby 

did you know you kissed the face of God?
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 

would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your Baby Boy 

is heaven's perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you're holding
is the Great, the Great I Am.









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