To celebrate Christmas 2016 ….
At this time of year, when Christmas is wrapping up and people are full of Christmas joy and cheer, we’ve been inundated by movies and songs and church messages that remind us about Mary and her baby. We’re reminded about the Christmas story as told in Matthew and Luke about an angelic presence, a divine conception, a virgin mother, a long journey, and a baby in a manger – when prophecies were fulfilled as the miracle Seed was born in human form. And the story starts with Mary’s choice to say to God “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38a).
Mary Lowry’s song “Mary, Did You Know?” plays almost on repeat on the radio. It’s a beautiful song about the divine potential and possibilities that once lay as a newborn in Mary’s arms: (Verse 3) Mary did you…
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