Posted by: biblestudyseattle | August 16, 2013

Mary

“The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:18

Imagine Mary’s predicament. Who would believe her? Not only would they not believe her, but now she had scandal hanging over her. Imagine the dirty looks and insults she must have had to bear! And this of one of the most pure, humble women who has ever been born! Yet as ridiculous as the whole thing is, look at Mary’s attitude:

“I am the Lord’s slave,” said Mary. “May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

Wow! Is it no wonder that Mary is counted with the saints? Later she rides a donkey a great distance while 9 months pregnant, then gives birth in a barn! Imagine a modern ‘Christian’ woman putting up with that! No minivan. No creature comforts to give birth in. No nurses on call. And no cell phone. Imagine! Mary stands in such stark contrast to most modern ‘Christian’ women. Today they are so demanding. Expecting their husbands to submit to them. Alas, God will ultimately reveal his saints. We can all learn from Mary’s humble example.


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