Thursday, December 23

Mary, did you know?

"Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would one day walk on water?"*

Why, yes. She knew.

She knew he would. Of course she knew. She knew because she was a mama.

And just as a mama knows how to rock a baby to sleep

and how to take a child's temperature by kissing his forehead

and how to fold fitted sheets

and how to make gravy,

a mama knows that her baby is special. Her baby is the greatest gift God has ever given.

A mama knows. She just knows.

What was different about Mary was that her baby boy was, in fact, the greatest gift God has ever given. Not just to her, but to the whole world.

And though the story of Mary and her baby has been told and re-told for 2000 years, it hasn't grown old.

That's because Mary's baby was the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

May you be blessed with the light of His precious love this Christmas.

*"Mary, Did You Know?" by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene


  1. i love that song... and i love your thoughts on it. so much :)
    love you, grace girl!

  2. Beautiful, just beautiful! Merry Christmas and very Happy healthy New year to you too. My Mom just posted this song on facebook, I listed to it twice, I love it so.

  3. Richella, that is my absolute favorite Christmas song. Have a very Merry and blessed Christmas!

  4. It doesn't matter where I am, driving down the road, walking through the mall...that song gives me a lump in my throat and goosebumps every time. Love that :) Merry Christmas, Richella!

  5. Your posts are just perfection to me. Is there a "like" button on here?? ;)

    Merry, Merry Christmas, my friend! :) (And Happy Festivus) ;)

  6. I just love that song and I love the thoughts that Mary must have had about her precious Son - the Son of God.

    Love your blog my friend - so glad I found it!

    merry Christmas!

  7. This just touched me so sweetly! Thanks for sharing and I wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas and healthy and Happy New Year!

  8. As I read your post, I thought of how you never hear about things like this happening anymore. And I know that it's all based on God's plan, but sometimes I feel like as a civilization, we've taken a step back from the way things used to be. We don't believe in miracles the way we used to, and things like walking on water seem impossible.

    I've actually been reading Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, and it's very insightful reading. She talks about how, even though doctors and science tells you to cover and keep sanitized the wound from a severed limb so that it can be basically patched up, that humans can actually be regenerative. It's the same concept as being able to walk on water. It was something about being connected with yourself through God, how people can do things just as Jesus did in human form - that if we were more spiritually inept we could even fly. She argued that Jesus made it to far away places in less than the amount of time than a trained runner. It was really interesting to think about.

  9. One of my favorite songs. Thanks for doing a post on it :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Oh, how I love that song! What a beautiful post, Richella! Hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas. I know you will, because you know the true meaning. There is no way not to have a good Christmas.

    Merry, Merry CHRISTmas!

  11. That's such a pretty song! Thank you for your beautiful post.

  12. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your boys! See you in the New Year.

  13. Hi Richella,
    Yes, Mary did know.
    Your thoughts and words are just as lovely as the song!
    My most recent post is also about Mary. We moms are in touch with her mama side, her human side.
    Meet your newest follower.
    Hope you'll swing by and visit me too. I love company!

  14. I love this post!
    I love being a momma!
    But, I don't know if God would have seen enough in me to make me Jesus' momma! :)
    I did have a wonderful Christmas!
    Thank you for asking and I am SO glad y'all got some loverly snow, too! Isn't is pretty?
    Ours is slowly melting and it's supposed to be 60 degrees on Friday!
    When do we take the Christmas decor down in blogland, LOL!?
    I am not read until after New Year's!
    Stay warm and take some pictures!
    ~Love, me


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