This is written from a Mother’s Perspective – specifically from Mary’s. I did a lot of research into what it would have been like, but this is STRICTLY my imagination, there is no guarantee any of this really happened or really where her thoughts. I do use scripture through out. However, it’s mostly how I think I might have thought if I were her.
A Mother’s Thoughts – Day 2
As I nursed him tonight, I am considering some of the things I learned at Temple about the Messiah that was to come. I thought of the reading from what the prophet Isaiah declared (Isaiah 7:13-14), saying the Lord Himself will give a sign, and that sign would be a virgin being with child, bearing a son … it hit me … I am that virgin! Me … it’s unbelievable to me. I know it will be hard for those around me to believe I was a virgin … well, I still AM a virgin. There is no way for me to prove it to them, but let them think what they want, I know what is true of myself. And tonight I realized, I am the virgin Isaiah spoke of so very long ago. I had to catch my breath when it hit me.
Then I looked down at the child, and the realization hit me. THIS is our Messiah. Oh, I’ve known it all along, but I really didn’t KNOW it until tonight. This child I birthed, this baby I nurse, this little boy in my arms is literally God with us – Immanuel! He is God with us in the flesh!
Then I though about what Micah said (Micah 5:2-3) about Bethlehem. Six months ago I would not have known I would give birth in Bethlehem of all places. And yet, here I am. It amazes me how God has brought us here.
How will I ever be able to raise this child, the one Isaiah (Isaiah 9:6-7) called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace? How will I prepare him to shoulder a government? The one which Isaiah said the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end? How? I am just a young woman? Oh wait, as I recall the rest of the prophesy, it said, “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” It won’t be up to me, this young virgin, to carry the weight of all this. My God will.
Well, it seems He needs another diaper changed. How could such a divine being smell so bad? haha! I will remember to remind him of this when he grows up. I’ll say, “Listen here young man, you may be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, but I’ve changed your stinky diaper and don’t you forget it!”
Immanuel … wow …