A modern Christmas carol – ‘Mary Did You Know?’

Last Sunday at church we were asked to reveal what our favorite Christmas carol is during greeting time. A few years ago, I would have said, “O, Holy Night!” but now it’s “Mary, Did you Know?” – A modern Christmas Carol.

You’d think there were enough of them. You hear them every year for 2 months or more. Most of you know them by heart. It’s one thing to sing along mindlessly and it’s another thing to take in the real meaning.

An angel tells Mary she will give birth to the Son of God
In 1984, Mary Did You Know? was penned by Mark Lowry, a Christian comedian. He wrote it for a Christmas play thinking about the questions that he would ask Mary, the mother of Jesus, if he had the chance. It became a new Christmas classic.


Mary knew her Son was special – an angel from God announced that she would become pregnant by the Holy Spirit and give birth to a Son and He shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:26-38)



That’s all she was told, all she knew and she replied, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.”
She had no idea what she was getting into, but she put all her trust in the Lord.
When you read the words to this song, think about that young mother with her baby and then who He grew up to be.

Jesus walking on water
Mary Did you Know 
by Mark Lowry

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will 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 will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.


The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.
Jesus heals the crippled man

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?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.

Here are two other versions with videos that help tell the story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oHJR2g7Tw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcb6B9dAZ88

Merry Christmas
Search Amazon.com for Mary Did You Know?

Giselle Aguiar
Soli Deo Gloria
www.giselleaguiar.com/wwjd

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