MARY’S SILENCE

by admin ~ December 22nd, 2008. Filed under: Reflections.

Mark Lowry, a Christian comedian, observed that Mary’s silence at the Cross always amazed him.  Lowry wondered if maybe what made the difference for her was remembering back to that first Christmas, remembering touching His little hands and feet and counting His fingers and toes.

“I wonder if she realized then that those were the same fingers that had scooped out the oceans and formed the seas.  Those little lips were the same lips that had spoken the world into existence.  When Mary kissed her little Baby, she wasn’t just kissing another baby - she was kissing the face of God.

Thirty-three years later, she’s standing on a hillside watching blood pour from His veins, from the side of her own Son…and she didn’t open her mouth.  What a great testimony to the fact that He wasn’t just a great prophet, He wasn’t just a great preacher, He wasn’t just a great teacher, He was the virgin-born Son of God.  He was our Savior.  And…He didn’t just die for us; He died for His own mother.  The baby Boy she had delivered on that first Christmas was now on a Cross delivering her.”

by Jeff Strite

the Gospel Tract Harvester

December, 2008

 

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