Sunday, June 18, 2023

His Mother Mary

By Clifton Angel


Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18).


    Scouring information in my digital library concerning Mary, the mother of Jesus, I found some fascinating thoughts of the reality of her motherhood:


1. She was of the creation, but she had the Creator within her.

2. She gave birth to the One who had no beginning.

3. She gave life to “the Life” (John 14:6).

4. Her eyes were the first to see the Maker of eyes.

5. Her ears were the first to hear the voice that spoke the universe into being.

6. Her hand first touched the fingers that formed Adam from the dust of the earth.

7. She changed the Changeless One.

8. She taught words to the Word.

9. She fed the Bread of Life.

10. She healed the hurts of the One who would ... heal hearts.

11. She showed the healer of cripples how to walk.

12. She will at last be judged by Him, but he was first taught by her.

    I wish that I could provide you the name of the one who compiled these twelve wonderful truths; however, no name was attached to the document.

    For every mother who has ever thought that rearing a child would be a daunting task, Mary is a tremendous example. For every mother who has ever been overwhelmed by the duty of motherhood, Mary is a prominent example. For every mother who has ever experienced the disappearance of their child, Mary is a relatable example. For every mother who has worried her child might be in danger, Mary is a continual example. For every mother who has ever experienced the death of her own child, Mary is a comforting example. She is the motherly example that we will consider in our morning worship.

- Clifton Angel preaches for the Coldwater Church of Christ in Coldwater, MS. He may be contacted through that congregation's website:

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