I really do like Christmas music.
Mary, Did You Know? The lyrics are so sweet. But sometimes I just want to yell, “Yes. She knew! She had angelic visitation. The power of God overshadowed her.”
God’s primary gift for Mary was the gift of divine insight. God was in her as the Word was made flesh. She had knowledge that no one else was privy to as she nurtured the Son of God. With first-hand knowledge of miraculous events, she “kept all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).
So, yes. Mary knew. Her participation in the incarnation is at a level beyond any other human’s comprehension.
However, she never claimed to fully understand God’s handiwork. Nevertheless, in wisdom, she worshipped Him.
The question that matters most today is not what did Mary know. But what do you know?
Did you know Jesus is the creator of the universe?
The God of all power came to earth in the form of a fragile human infant. Would you have looked in the manger and thought of Him as our all-powerful Creator?
Well, the Bible is clear that Jesus was the main agent in creation. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1–3).
Did you know Jesus is the promised Christ?
He wasn’t quite what Israel expected (John 1:11). They wanted a military deliverer who would rescue them from government oppression. But the Roman occupation barely made His radar. He preached repentance and faith so they could find freedom through His powerful grace.
Jesus has come to deliver you, not from an oppressive regime or a group of partisan politicians, but from the oppressive nature of sin and Satan. He came to destroy the works of the devil!
Our Christ does conquer, but He begins by transforming minds. And in perfect righteousness, He continues to stand against the stench of self-righteousness in our fallen world.
Did you know Jesus loves you, unconditionally?
Perhaps the greatest theological truth I could share with you is in these lyrics, “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”
Jesus loves you in spite of your many sins, faults, and in spite of you repeatedly turning your back on Him. He loves you no matter what!
No matter what you’ve done or how much you did, and no matter where you’ve been or how long you stayed, Jesus loves you right now. He loves you so much that He offers you the gift of eternal life through His salvation. He wants to redeem your life and empower you to follow Him in holiness.
What Christmas is telling you is that you could never get to Heaven on your own. Christ came to you to show you the way home. Now it’s time for you to come to Him and begin the journey of following Him home.