|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on December 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM|
We know very little about Mary, the mother of Jesus. From what we know of the culture of which she was a part, we assume she was quite young, fourteen or fifteen, perhaps, when Jesus was born. We know from the Bible that she was Jewish, devout, and a descendant of King David. We know she was the gateway through which Jesus entered the world, and that she was present at crucial moments throughout his life, including at his death. And we know she willingly played here role in God’s amazing plan of salvation, setting aside her own expectations of the future and stepping boldly, trustingly, into the uncertain life God offered. But we really don’t need to know any more.