Mary, the Palestinian Cinderella, inspires some of the best Christmas music.
Mark Lowry crafted the lyrics of a song that’s become a Christmas favorite on par with White Christmas and Silent Night.
The lyrics of Mary, Did You Know? ignite imaginations with some of the deepest mysteries of Christmas.
Lowry’s mother, Bev, gave him the spark of his original idea.
What did Mary know?
Mark says, “I just tried to put into words the unfathomable. I started thinking of the questions I would have for her if I were to sit down & have coffee with Mary.”
He wondered if Mary realized the tiny hands of her infant were the same hands that scooped out oceans & formed rivers.
Did she know that “the blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again, the lame will leap, the mute will speak?”
Did she understand that “When you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God?”
Christmas, at its core, is a celebration of the Incarnation.
We are reminded that the baby to whom Mary gave birth would walk on water, heal the broken, and save us.
Mary’s baby boy is “Lord of all creation” and, in fact, “the great I AM.”
Jesus entered our reality in order to save us, to make us new, to heal us, and to die for us as heaven’s perfect Saviour.
Need some inspiration? Turn up the volume and listen to the “Pentatonix” version of “Mary Did You Know?”
“Mary, Did You Know?” lyrics by Mark Lowry, music by Buddy Greene. Copyright © 1991, 1993 Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.), Rufus Music (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management).
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