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Mary Did You Know?

I'm going to try to avoid heresy here, but in defense of a beautiful Christmas song I want to share
some of my recent reflections and why they are significant.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect lamb?
That sleeping child you're holding is the great I am.

It stands to reason that Mary knew her baby boy was the Son of God, after all, the angel Gabriel told her. But if Gabriel had to tell her, it also stands to reason that she did not know up to that point.

"But she was greatly troubled at the saying and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be" (Luke 1:29).

"And Mary said to the angel, 'How can this be since I have no husband?"' (Luke 1:34).

Given these two passages from the Annunciation narrative, it would seem that Mary had no previous knowledge of her vocation as the Mother of God.


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