Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mother Mary

Becoming a mom, that first moment when you hold that small, wet little baby in your arms is indescribable.

Nothing is the same after that. Suddenly you share the leading part on the stage of your life, and your storyline becomes entwined with the storyline of your child. You always were someone's child, but now you're someone's parent too. From now on your happiness is connected to the happiness of your child.

When I held my children for the first time a feeling of utter protectiveness overwhelmed me. I never wanted anything bad or unpleasant to happen to them and I wanted to protect them from all pain. I wished them nothing but goodness in their life.

Perhaps this is why, around Christmas time, my mothering heart goes out to Mary, who gave birth to her little boy in a stable. A child that did the most remarkable things in his life. A child she lost to death.

That's why I simply love the lyrics to the song 'Mary, did you know?'.
It's a song to a mom, and it reads like a letter from one mom to another.

Mary, did you know?

[Originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene]

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 will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know.. Ooo Ooo Ooo

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, I Am.

10 comments:

Jen said...

Hi there,
I saw your question on the Kelly's blog, and thought I'd answer it. I've been writing a (paid) blog of the same name for MLive.com for 5 years, and it is through them that the name is trademarked. I hated to ask her to change her blog name, but I have to protect my intellectual property.

Mandy @ Adventures of a Millennium Mom said...

What a pretty poem!!

Signe said...

I've heard that a few times on the radio...I bawl! It really does hit home.st

Anne said...

I have to admit, I don't think I could have been as strong as she was. I can't imagine having to live through all of that with one of my children.

Rachel said...

That's one of my favorite Christmas songs ever! I love singing it at Christmas. Thanks for inspiring me to go find my music!

e-Mom said...

This is a beautiful song. Thanks for posting the lyrics. :~D

Tarasview said...

I tagged you today
http://tarasviewoftheworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/random-tagging.html

Nessa said...

This is one of the most beautiful Christmas songs. So touching!

Clara said...

This is my most favorite Christmas song. Clay does a good job with it, but no one can sing it like Mark Lowry.

Thanks for stopping by. And good luck with your running. If you ever do decide you want to do pushups, the website for 100 pushups suggests several different styles. One for even the weakest of us.

Merry Christmas! And thanks again for sharing my favorite song!

Michelle said...

Very beautiful post. So very inspiring. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my place.

 

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