A Nugget from New Life Network
Scripture for the Day (December 22, 2015)
Behold, a virgin (Mary) shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1:23)
The story of Mary and Joseph is so amazing! Can you just imagine the ridicule and gossip this couple had to endure to walk this out. Thank God for a friend like Elisabeth who was herself far beyond child bearing years and yet pregnant with John the Baptist. She understood what Mary and Joseph were going through and helped loved them through it. It is great to have faith but there are times, like this one, when we need some flesh and blood to touch and lean on.
One of the greatest songs I ever heard relating to Mary was an old Mark Lowery song entitled “Mary, Did You Know”? Most of you have heard this song sang by many different artists but I think it is appropriate at this season to listen to the words of this song again and be very thankful for Mary and Joseph and their obedience to walk this out by faith. It was not easy doing what they did and enduring what they endured. Put your mom and dad hat on and try to feel what Mary and Joseph must have felt.
You can listen to this anointed song at the link below which was sang recently by the Jordan Smith, the winner of “The Voice”:
Mary, Did You Know?
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’ve 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 a storm with His hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you’ve kissed your little baby then you’ve kissed the face of God.
Oh Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know?
The blind will see, the deaf will hear the dead will live a-gain, The lame will leap, the dumb will speak the praises of the Lamb.
Oh Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations? Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
And the sleeping child you’re holding is the great I AM.
(Songwriters: LOWRY, MARK/GREENE, BUDDY)________________________________________