Mary (Miryam) was up that early morning completing her tasks. A friend of hers had traveled and stopped to tell her family a strange story. There had been the usual burning of incense and prayer at the Temple by Z’kharayah (Zachariah). She had heard that there was a vision seen by him that made him mute and communicating with signs.
This had been the time when the angel Gabriel (Gavri’el) had announced the arrival of John the Baptist to be born to him and his wife. Z’kharayah (Zachariah) did not believe this and his speech was taken from him until the birth.
This may have been the story of young Mary, the mother of Jesus. No one really knows exactly what her young life was like. Nor do they know exactly how old she was when the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) would come over her, and the power of Ha ‘Elyon would cover her.
The Power of God, Adonai, would bring the only Son of God, the holy child to be born to Mary.
Luke 1:26-38 New International Version (NIV)
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
This is not all there is to this special time of motherhood. Pregnancy is the beginning of life as we know it. The Lord has taught us this through Mary’s own “perfect conception”. Listen to what Adonai tells us now in His great majesty of a mystery.
Luke 1:41-45 New International Version (NIV)
41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
Many mother’s will have a wonderful day this coming Sunday. Perhaps one they may call perfect. If I may be so bold to say that I think Mary had the Perfect Mother’s Day ever.