We all know the song “Mary Did You Know” but what I want to know is Jesus, did you know?
Sunday is coming. This Sunday is Easter. On Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We can celebrate that everyday, correction, we SHOULD celebrate that everyday but on Easter it’s different. We celebrate the fact that Jesus rose form the dead, that he’s alive, that he’s with us and not just a statue on a wall or above our fireplace. Humans made a mess of this world and Jesus came willingly to this earth. He knew what was going to happen and yet he came. He came, died and rose 3 days later for me, for you, for everyone.
I currently live in the world of newborn; I have a sweet little 5 week old. I look at her and I’m amazed. I’m amazed that God loved me so much that he sent me her (and her 2 older sisters.) I watch as she looks around and takes it all in. I hold her to my face and whisper “I love you” and I wonder if she knows what that means. Her tiny little hands grasp my finger and I thank God for blessing me with her.
Then I think of Mary and my mind is blown!
She experienced this same beautiful love story with Jesus. WITH JESUS. The Christ Child. The Savior of the world. The Beginning and the End. Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation. Col 1:15 He is over all creation. When surprises come up that knock me on my butt, he is steady. He knows tomorrow. He knows my life story and how it will end.
Did he know this as a baby? While my newborn is looking at me trying to figure out who this crazy lady is, was Jesus looking at Mary and knowing her story? Did he look at her and see her future heartbreak and did that break his heart?
When he took his first breath, did he know that in 33 short years, he would be taking first breaths again after he died and rose?
When he got hurt and ran to his mamma and wrapped his arms around her for a comforting hug, did he know that those arms would be stretched out on a cross for all of us?
When Mary looked at him and her heart could just burst with love, did he know that one day her heart would burst because it was breaking as she witnessed people falsely accusing him?
When he was playing with his brother James, did he know that one day James would publicly disgrace him but then become a major player in the new church?
I don’t get it. I can’t wrap my brain around this. So much about Christianity is a mystery, but that’s the point of faith. All I know is, is that Jesus loves me, he loves you too. I pray you accept his love and allow it to heal your parts that are broken.
Thanks for allowing me to share my world with you…welcome to my brain.