Posted by: Larry Hoekman | December 12, 2014

Christmas Carols – Mary, Did You Know?

Day 1901: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Scripture: But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19

Thoughts/questions: Mark Lowry wrote this song in 1984, but the music wasn’t written by Buddy Greene until 1991. Mark states that he wrote it for a church Christmas program as a monologue. While writing, he began to think about whether or not Mary realized whom she really cradled in her arms, and then got specific as to this unfathomable event.

He always knew it would be a song, but was very selective as to what type of music it would require. Over 400 artists have sung this song, and now Mark sings it at every concert he does!

Will this type of song be sung about us when we get to heaven? ‘Larry, did you know everything Jesus/Holy Spirit had for you while you lived?’ Mary probably realized everything in this song – may we be like her and KNOW Jesus completely as well!

On Youtube, Pentatonic does a great rendition and Mark’s favorite is Christ Church’s Choir. Have a listen!  Or here are the lyrics in case you want to sing it right now!!!

Mary did you know that your baby boy will some day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? And when your kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

Oh Mary did you know The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again. The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations? Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am?

Suggested prayer: Lord Jesus, may I daily know you better . . . 

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