Last week we discussed that principles from the Word should be placed above circumstances. Being pledged to be married was stronger than the modern day engagement in that, although they were not married with the privileges of marriage, it required a formal divorce to break the pledge. She was there, even though it would have been extremely sad and difficult, when He was crucified. Mary was told that she was “highly favoured” and that “the Lord is with you.” Those statements troubled her. The implication of Scripture is that it was a normal family…so normal that people thought He was crazy for claiming to be the Son of God…they knew Him and His family - He was just a poor carpenter. Faith – Luke 1:38. She is not shown as saying a lot, but she is shown as thinking/contemplating a lot. Extremely familiar with Scripture. … So one possible reaction is indifference. It is likely he chose that age because of the information he had obtained. Herod was furious. She responded in humility. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother… She watched him as He grew up and had the opportunity to know all those minute details about His character, youth, and childhood that we know nothing of. Mary, the Mother of Jesus Bible study on Mary, the mother of Jesus. The story of Jael, God's female assassin. Mary's response, "I am the Lord's servant... May your word to me be fulfilled," is fuelled … Neither did she laugh at it (like Sarah did a similar promise) either by herself or to her friends. It does not appear the Jesus was eager to become involved, but she was confident in Him. Firstly, a person could dismiss the things happening as coincidences. That is something everyone is taught (now in school) or before by their own parents. He had to return to Nazareth. Why or why not? When Jesus was twelve years old His parents took Him to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. 1:23-25. She admitted her humble state in Luke 1:48. Mary, the Mother of Jesus. People would talk behind her back, forsake her friendship, and in general want nothing to do with her. She was a virgin, she wasn’t married, how could she have a child? ; In the first incident, Mary is a good Jewish mother … Luke 1:29, 2:19, 2:51. Obviously God thought very highly of her, which is why she was chosen for this honored role. Is this good? Secondly, a person might become puffed up and act as if he/she knew or understood a lot more than they really did about what was going on. So He committed the care of His mother to His disciple John - not to His natural brother. While she was a remarkable and godly woman, she was still a woman and still a sinner. After this Mary, mother of Jesus, has very few Biblical appearances in the life of Jesus. 1:35. No woman from Eve onward had ever been blessed as she, the mother of the Messiah, had been. Training and occupation: Most likely she was a homemaker. There are many crude and fictitious accounts of miracles or events durning this time. Mary was saved by faith, through God's grace, not of her works, because she could then boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). She didn’t ask why her or demand to know exactly how it would happen. It is likely that Gabriel did the same for Mary was not shocked by his appearance, but by what he said. God did take care of Mary and prevent Joseph from putting her away. HELPING CHRISTIANS BUILD POSITIVE, GODLY FAMILIES, CHURCHES, AND NATIONS. We know she was a person who thought deeply about things for she is mentioned as treasuring things in her heart when she didn’t understand them. It is not empty words.