Sunday, December 5, 2010

How Much Did Mary Understand?

 
How Much Did Mary Understand?

How much did Mary understand
The magnitude of what God had planned?
Could she even imagine how Jesus’ birth
Would make such an impact on the earth?

How much could Mary comprehend
The importance of the child God would send
As she humbly accepted what He had willed
So that God’s purpose might be fulfilled?

How much did Mary really know
As the baby within her began to grow?
Gabriel had told her she’d have a son
Who was also the Son of the most holy One.

How much did Mary feel even more
Than any mother had ever before?
Her heart surely overflowed with love
For this incredible gift from above.

How much do we now understand
The magnitude of what God had planned?
May we like Mary accept what God willed
That our Savior’s birth long ago has fulfilled.

Excerpt from Love & Light Christmas booklet
Free with purchase of any of my books, or buy on my website
© Connie Arnold, 2010

16 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Wanda said...

I love Mary's trusting response.

Michele Katherine said...

Hi Connie,
I really enjoyed reading this, great post!
God bless you

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lovely poem Connie, thought provoking yet inspirational.

Yvonne,

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes, Mary was trustworthy!

Jean Fischer said...

Great post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings.
Jean

Dimps said...

Hello Connie,

Wonderful :)
Really well written and too innovative... different way of thinking :)

Enjoy the Christmas month with good comments from all your readers :)

Regards,
Dimple

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing Connie, blessings.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love the line How much do we really undertand--nuch wisdom in this poem. We don't know and have to go on faith like Mary did.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for coming by and for your comments! I can't imagine what it must have been like for Mary, knowing that she was the mother of the Son of God. She is a wonderful example to us of complete acceptance of God's will and what amazing things He can do through someone who is obedient and faithful!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

What a great poem! Thanks for posting it :-)

~Ron

LisaShaw said...

Amen! Thanks for sharing Connie! I pray a beautiful Christmas for you as we think on our LORD and all that He's done for us!

Love you!

Arlee Bird said...

Lovely poem. I would imagine that it was much easier for Mary to grasp the concept and to have faith in what was happening than if this had happened to a woman in today's modern society. We'd be going to medical specialists and trying to come up with logical answers to it all.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Kerrie said...

I love trying to get inside of Mary's thoughts and all! God is so good. Love the poem!

LisaShaw said...

Returned to wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas! Much love!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all for stopping by. Hope you have a beautiful and blessed Christmas, filled with God's light and love!