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.
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.
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.
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.
“The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory.”Revelation 21:24
Are you Saved? Are you confident that you’re going to Heaven?
You can be. It’s as simple as praying this prayer…
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.”
Next Steps in Your New Walk with Jesus…
- Start reading the Bible daily. If you don’t have one, I recommend the YouVersion, Bible.app and Through the Word app — both are free and have a lot of great daily devotionals and Bible studies.
- Pray every day. Talk to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you daily.
- Find and join a Bible-believing church — preferably a non-denominational one and be baptized!