Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You kissed the face of God

30 Days with Jesus

Day 2 - Matthew 1 v 18 -25

Reading this account of Mary & Joseph as teenagers facing up to a unique situation to me is mind blowing. The Bible relates the story so succinctly but the actual ramifications are so huge. The questions they must have been asking themselves even with the input of angelic beings were almost unanswerable. And the answers they did have were unbelievable. But their obedience stands out as a beacon for us all to run to.

One song I am always drawn to when thinking about this young inexperienced family is called "Mary did you know?". One verse says:

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 the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

I'm not sure what Mary did know at that time but she had a ring side seat to see her baby boy grow up inch by inch, leaving her arms to stretch out his arms and touch the world.

Here is one great rendition of the song:

If you cant see the video click here


Akin Soetan, Christ in the Community said...

Given the circumstances of her conception and all the events of that period she would have figured out the this would be a very special child. I cannot imagine though that she would have been able to even begin to fathom the extent of his greatness nor of the impact he would have in his generation - not to mention forever.

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