Mary the Woman Honored Above all Women
Updated: Apr 24, 2020
Word of the Day: Honored
Respected; revered; reverenced; elevated to rank or office; dignified; exalted; glorified, and accepted.
Mary was the chosen young lady to fulfill God's promise. She was from a small town. A place so insignificant which was called Nazareth of Galilee, and was from Judah's tribe, and the line of David. We can find her family background in the Book of Luke 3:23–38. During this time she was spoused to Joseph of the house of David. Although we don't know much about her looks and beauty we do know that she was a poor lady but mainly carried the highest place among all women. She is mentioned in the Book of Isaiah 7:14 …Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah was telling us in that verse about the unusual birth of a virgin. The name Emmanuel is symbolic, meaning "God with Us".
During the six month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, her cousin, while she was carrying John the Baptist, the angel came unto Mary and said: Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Mary was troubled and wondered why she would be the chosen one for such a big task. She was going to give birth to her own Savior. She was such a humble lady to the point that she did not care about what people would say about her for being pregnant before getting married.
Luke 1:28 …the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. We learn is this verse that she is a holy person for the Bible to say "the Lord is with thee." God was not going to use a dirty vessel to bring His son. We have to remember that this is the lady who not only gave birth to Jesus, nursed Him, cared for Him, but she also guide Him.
Although she was young and poor she still ask the angel how she would conceive her son being virgin, Luke 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? Once explained to her she replied: And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Ladies, we have to remember that this lady was very delighted with her first born child, but we also have to remember that she was going to experience darkness. She had read of the prophecies, and recounted when the Wise Men came to worship baby Jesus. Through the time of Jesus growing up she remained silent trusting God.
During a Feast of Passover, Mary and Joseph lost Jesus. When the ceremony was over they went home without Him. They got distracted and thought He was following them. This image represents us now days, that sometimes we can also be distracted and lose Jesus. We get so into us that we forget the purpose of our lives. So they ended up going back to the Temple. When they found Him she reprimanded Him by saying: "thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing" Jesus was 12 years at this time and right away corrected His mother and said: …How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? Joseph and Mary had the privilege to guide Jesus for 12 years, but the time had come for Him to follow His Heavenly Father.
Her biggest agony was when she got to see her Son at the Cross. She heard the blasphemies from the people and the priests. The Bible says that a sword was going to pierce her soul, but through this pain she maintained her faith. Jesus being at the Cross was still recognizing the human relationship with His mother, and entrusted her to His beloved disciple: John the son of Salome.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Mary had so many good qualities, but she doesn't take the place of our Savior. He died on the cross for us and paid a high price to give us salvation. His blood was shed on the Cross to free us from our sinful nature. Like it or not, she was just the instrument used by God to accomplish His love for us.
Conclusion: Sometimes we read a passage and we don't understand the purpose or the meaning, but what we certainly need to do is to yield our bodies to the Lord. Let the Lord control our lives. His precious blood not only paid for our sins but for us to have a life that glorifies Him.
I have added some verses down below for those who are not sure if heaven is your future home. Please share with me if you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior through this post. I will be happy to rejoice with you!
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
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