“Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?”

“There are people who are whispering and the rumors are running wild. There’s a woman who’s not married and she’s going to have a child.

Her name is Mary; she’s a virgin from down in Nazareth.

Now listen close.

She’s going to marry a man named Joseph but the baby’s father is the Holy Ghost!

Now who do you think would believe such a thing, would believe that the story is true? Who do you think would believe such a thing? Well, here’s hoping to Heaven, you do.”

John Mark Reynolds has an interesting and thoughtful post on Mary. I appreciated it, especially during this advent season.

As my youngest son said, “It’s not so much that we celebrate his birthday as that we say, ‘Thank you, Jesus, for being born!'”