Was the Virgin Mary God's Mother?
The Virgin Mary Was the Biological Mother of Jesus
The Virgin Mary Was Born in Jerusalem
The virgin Mary was originally from the tribe of Judah, and she gave birth to the Son of God, Jesus Christ through the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit! She married a man named Joseph and bore six other children! She saw God perform miracles at Cana in Galilee, and in Jewish temples. Her son who is seated at the right hand of God resurrected from the dead and became her Savior, and the redeemer of his church.
Surely, the Virgin Mary was a real individual who was born in Jerusalem! She lived over two thousand years ago in a city named Galilee dubbed Nazareth and was the human mother of Jesus Christ!
Mary was a Jewish girl betrothed to marry a local carpenter, Joseph at the tender age of fifteen. She discovered she conceived without ever knowing a man! An angel named Gabriel declared she was pregnant with the Son of God, when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. This was only how she became pregnant with the son of God Almighty. Jesus was God manifested in the flesh.
Why the Virgin Mary Was Selected by God the Father?
The Virgin Mary was chosen by God, because of her simple innocence. She fulfilled a unique role of being an earthly mother of Jesus Christ! She witnessed Jesus appear as her infant son, and she watched him die as her Savior, over thirty-three years later in an agonizing crucifixion.
A notable angel from heaven called Gabriel approached Mary to tell her God had chosen her to give birth to the Savior of the world, the Messiah. And that she should name him Jesus. Though she was puzzled and frightened by the angel, she gave an answer God longs to hear from every person in Luke 1:38.
“And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”
Then the Holy Spirit quickly overshadowed her and miraculously planted God's seed in her womb, and she became pregnant with God’s son (see Luke 1:35).
The Virgin Mary Faced Disgraceful Marital Issues
Once the angel departed, Mary faced several distressing issues with only her faith to lead her.
- Would Joseph still want to marry her, because she was carrying a child who was not his?
- Mary dealt with a distressing view of divorce, along with the disgrace it could bring down upon her for being coined an adulterous wife.
Even though Joseph esteemed her dearly, how could she explain the plan of God, with a secret visitation from an angel who told her she was pregnant without ever knowing a man?
Fortunately, the angel came to Joseph in a dream in Matthew 1:20-21 and said: "But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
Mary's cousin, Elizabeth, said she was blessed among women. Mary’s family tree came from the noteworthy blood line of David, who was a celebrated king from the tribe of Judah, in the Old Testament. His parents were Joachim and Anna. After the birth of Jesus, her firstborn son, Mary didn't remain a perpetual virgin. She gave birth to many more children, namely six more!
The Virgin Mary Supported Jesus
Mary bore other children, namely four more sons with at least two daughters. Did you know this? This is mentioned in the bible.
As Jesus regularly stood up to read every Sabbath in various Jewish temples, certain people questioned his deity, and audaciously declared he was merely a carpenter’s son. You can prove this in Mark 6:3.
“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and of Juda and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him."
Mary was with Jesus during his first miracle, when he turned water into wine at a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Though Jesus did not want to perform this miracle at that time for personal reasons, he did it to please his mother!
Mary also supported Jesus all through his ministry. she felt the atrocious and agonizing pain when he was crucified at the tender age of thirty-three! She, along with everyone else rejoiced, when they saw Jesus after his resurrection from the dead a few days later, after Passover in the early spring on a Sunday.
Mary too received a baptism by immersion, the minute she believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. she repented of her sins on the day of Pentecost, fifty days after Jesus' resurrection from his Crucifixion. Pentecost was the glorious day Jesus sent the Holy Spirit on earth to dwell in the hearts of his church!
The day Mary died, her body was buried somewhere in Ephesus, and her spirit ascended to heaven to be with God and Jesus for evermore!
The Virgin Mary's Soul Magnified the Lord
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