Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Was Mary a Good Mom to Jesus?


Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay 


At times, we mothers wonder if we're good mothers 
to our children.

Mary, mother to Jesus, must have thought about that, too. 
The Scripture says she pondered many things in her heart.

Bringing up a child is complicated, but the Son of God?

That was quite a challenge.

She must have wondered if she was doing it right.
Mary once lost Jesus when He was twelve years old. He'd 
stayed in Jerusalem and she didn't know it. 

If a mom did that today, she'd be arrested for child negligence.

And why is the child in the picture uncovered? Everyone else appears warm. Another case of negligence? In most nativity scenes, the baby looks cold. 
Everyone  has on layered garments. Poor baby. 
Why didn't Mary cover the child with more blankets?

Scripture says she wrapped Him in swaddling cloths. 
Interesting attire, right? So the depiction is wrong. Mary
wrapped Jesus properly.

By the way, what in the crazy world is swaddling
cloths?  Here's the answer. They were long strips
of cloth and mothers wound them tightly around them
the baby. 

Changing a diaper wasn't easy.

Mary was a human mom with an unusual baby. She must
have prayed for guidance daily. I'm guessing she doubted
herself at times, but she was an amazing mother.

Mary was a human mom with an unusual baby. She must 

have prayed for guidance daily. I'm guessing she doubted

herself at times, but she was an amazing mother.

It’s okay to doubt as a mom, after all,

you are a human rearing a child of God by an earthly father.

 Faith and Humor


2 comments:

  1. Actually at 12, he was considered almost an adult and would have walked with men instead of the women and children. So, it's understandable.

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  2. Thanks for Anonymous! Yes! Indeed, at the age of twelve, Jewish male youths were considered a man at the age of 13. That's probably one reason Mary wouldn't be concerned. And too, the caravan was large. She assumed he was with others. It's so different today. I'm so glad you shared. Please do again.

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