To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions


Posted on Dec 20, 2016 by Bonnie Sher


Mary, Did You Know?
Lyrics – Mark Lowry; music – Buddy Greene, 1991


“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

 - Luke 1: 31-33


The Angel Gabriel told Mary that she would bear a Son who would be called Son of the Most High. Though she accepted what she was told and the honor given her, I suspect she really didn’t understand at all. Women were trained to be obedient to begin with, and who wouldn’t be obedient to an Angel.

My first child was a December baby, and like most new moms I counted fingers and toes to be sure she had all of her parts. Then I looked into that precious little face and began to wonder who she would be. Would she be the physician/scientist who cured cancer, the first woman president, or walk on the moon?  Although Mary had been given the big picture, I suspect she too wondered who that little boy would become.

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ and perhaps children or grandchildren of our own, let us not fail to be thankful for these precious gifts and mindful of the amazing responsibility we have been given to care for them.


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