Thoughts on Christmas and the Heart of Mary

Thoughts on Christmas and the Heart of Mary

I have often wondered what was different about Mary. How did God choose her to be the mother of Jesus? What was in the heart of Mary, the peasant girl from Nazareth, that made her worthy to give birth to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

Mary was a simple country girl, with no exceptional expectations and engaged to be married, when the angel of God came to her and told her that her life would never be the same again. The Bible says that Mary was initially “greatly troubled” (Luke 1:26), and the angel told her “don’t be afraid” (Luke 1:30). After asking about some details, Mary says simply, “I am the Lord’s servant” (Luke 1:38).

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