Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Virgin Mary

The Mother of Christ. A virgin woman chosen of God to bear the son of God, Jesus Christ. Like every member of the human family Mary, the mother of Christ was born in sin and shapen in inquity. God chose Mary to enter the race of fallen man through a mere human being that needed a Savior like every other human being in existence. Mary is in Heaven today because she needed a Savior just like all humanity needs a Savior.

In the narrative of Saint Luke 1:46,47 we find the words of Mary recited as follows, "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior"...It was not human merit or personal holiness that qualified Mary, the mother of Jesus. It was God's Divinity that placed His seed into the womb of a virgin member of this fallen race to beget His Son, Jesus by the life of God within that woman. Through that incarnation and death on the cross every fallen member of the human family may find a way to be raised by God through the same Spirit of Holiness. A Spirit of Holiness that raised Christ from the grave and placed the Divine seed into the womb of the Virgin Mary.

Dedicated to the late Donald Grey Barnhouse and Brother Hubert T. Lindsey