Considering Mary

I’m not really a baby person. I’ve said that here before. I struggled in those early years of being a mother. So I find it quite interesting that one of the things that touches me so deeply during the Christmas season is thinking about Mary as she approached and entered motherhood. 

Maybe it’s my penchant for fictionalizing history, for wondering what really went on in the heads of those who experienced the world-altering events we only read of. Whatever the case, I find that more than any other songs at this time of year, these three bring me to tears every time. 

What strikes you as so poignant about the ideas conveyed in one or more of these songs? 


Stacy Henrie said...

I agree. Whenever I start playing Christmas songs on the piano - particularly Away in the Manager or others about Mary as a mother - that's when I feel the press of tears.

Lauralee Provenzo said...

Interesting. I'd like to invite you to check out my blog.

Niki Turner said...

For me it's "Mary Did You Know." I first heard it while pregnant with one of my sons and it just about floored me as a parent and as a child of God.
Mmmm. Now I'm going to have to listen to it again!

Anne Mateer said...

Niki, don't you think that as mothers Mary's part in the Christmas story gets more personal as we walk through each stage of life with our own children? Love how each year brings a different perspective!

Anne Mateer said...

Thanks for stopping in, Lauralee! I'll check out your blog! :)