Updated: Jun 22, 2020
The Life of Mother Mary!
The life of our Lord Christ Jesus' mother is a very interesting one indeed. Not only is mother Mary the mother of our Lord Christ Jesus, she is also the wife of Joseph, the carpenter. Joseph was a fine man and much older than Mary; however, Joseph did not get Mary pregnant with Christ Jesus, nor did she ever have any children with Joseph. How could this be, you may ask? Very simply this, mother Mary was a Virgin when she first met Joseph and she remained a Virgin throughout her life. She was sent to Earth by our Lord God to expressly accomplish this mission, which was to give birth to baby Jesus.
After Mary completed her mission, she left the area fleeing for her very life. No harm came to Joseph and no harm ultimately came to mother Mary. However, she had to flee due to the amount of persecution of Christians that began after the death of our Lord Christ Jesus on the Cross. Many thousands of Christians were put to death in the most brutal fashion, including immolation, which is one of the most horrific ways to inflict pain and suffering on anyone. The most horrific burns would result when people actually survived the initial fire. However, they often did not live long and died from dehydration, since the skin would be burned away and all of the body’s moistness would be absorbed by the air around them. They would lay in horrible agony for hours before finally succumbing to their burns and the intense pain from being burned alive. That is how it was back in those days when our Lord Christ Jesus walked this Earth. Fortunately, all those who were immolated were graciously taken to be with their Father in heaven. After undergoing such a torturous death our Lord God would mercifully take them to heaven so they would never have to suffer again from fleshly wounds.
Returning to mother Mary; we should remember that mother Mary was not of earthly decent. In fact, mother Mary was an angel of our Lord God and she volunteered to act and teach our Lord Christ Jesus the proper way to conduct Himself on Earth. Christ Jesus was a small boy who had to be taught how to use the human body that He was born into. It takes many years for most new spirits to learn how to use their earthly body's; however, our Lord Christ Jesus learned in a fraction of the time. In fact, He was one of the best athlete's in town and could outrun any other boy His age, and that was no small feat during that period since nearly everyone walked for miles every week and sometimes, hundreds of miles a month. So, there were many young boys with very strong and powerful limbs. Arms and legs, as well as very strong feet, and toes. It was the toes that pushed against the ground or whatever surface they may be running on, that propelled them forward at great speed. Even the fastest runners today could not compete with the men and boys of that time. Sometimes they raced in the sand; however, not every boy was as good at running in the sand as was our Lord Christ Jesus. He could outrun the entire village and many villages for miles around. This was due to our Lord Christ Jesus' immense Spirit, which was His inheritance from our Lord God. During this time, they often had athletic games to test their skills under pressure and to compete with children from far off lands. There was even a form of Olympic games that were played a long duration of time before the Greeks were said to have invented the Olympic Games.
Now, getting back to our story of mother Mary. Mother Mary's parents were not well know. In fact, little was known about her and her parents, until Joseph came into Mary's life. I found the following in the book called "The Mystical City of God." It was written by Sister Mary Agrepa. This series of writings concern mostly mother Mary and her visitation with Sister Mary Agrepa while she was a nun in Spain in the 1600's. These writings of Sister Mary Agrepa are part of the Catholic Historical Society Publication.
Mother Mary's earthly parents were St. Joachim and St. Anne. Both of whom were approached by the Archangel Gabriel and informed both that they would have a child whose name would be Mary. Although St. Anne was informed her child Mary would be the mother of the one who we know as our Lord Christ Jesus our Messiah, her husband Joachim was not made aware of this by the Archangel Gabriel and he instructed St. Anne to not tell St. Joachim of the reason for mother Mary's birth, and of its importance.
One day, mother Mary arrived in the village with Joseph, who was an old man compared to the beautiful 12-year-old Mary. She was unlike any girl the village had ever seen. It was almost as if Mary were an angel in her appearance and behavior. Mother Mary was the most polite and well-adjusted woman, even at the age of 12 years. Joseph adored her so much that he married mother Mary so that she would not be scandalized by an unplanned pregnancy. Or, so he thought. The pregnancy was not unplanned. Quite the opposite. Mother Mary knew all along that she had a mission on Earth to perform and that it involved Joseph, although she knew nothing beyond that. It was not until an angel of our Lord God came to visit with Mary that she first heard of the pregnancy that would soon come over her. It was at that time; however, that Mother Mary began to recall all that had been planned on this earthly sojourn. Planned even before she was born. Mary had many answers to the Earth's mysteries, most of which she had learned on her own. On top of that, she was well aware of The Holy Spirit in her life. Mother Mary was not sure what that meant exactly; however, she knew that she had a very special relationship with The Holy Spirit and that relationship meant a great deal to her.
We cannot know what the angel of our Lord God said to mother Mary; however, it must have been very eye opening, meaning that her awareness grew tremendously. What if you suddenly found yourself in the presence of an angel of our Lord God? Would you not be in shock and awe, knowing that our Lord God had sent an angel to speak to you personally, to explain to you that you had a very special mission to fulfill? You bet you would, would you not? And, you would be eager to get started as well. However, you may begin to think about what it might take of you to complete said mission and then perhaps doubts would begin to flood into your mind. You would begin to wonder if you could complete said mission. And, then since it might cause your friends to think that you were a bit off-the-wall, so to speak, how would you feel about that. Could you stand up to the peer pressure you might feel from your friends?
Do you think the families of the Prophets of Old tried to talk them out of the nonsense they were about to embark on, in their opinion? Most likely, they did. However, our Lord God was a good judge of character and He knew the men and women He selected to be Prophets of our most High Lord God, would be able to complete their mission and then some. That is the kind of life that the Prophets of Old had to endure.
Now, getting back to mother Mary once again. Not all Christians believe that mother Mary was all that much involved in the raising of our Lord Christ Jesus. It is quite on the contrary. Mother Mary was very much involved in the raising of our Lord Christ Jesus. The wine incident at the wedding party was a prime example of the influence that mother Mary had over our Lord Christ Jesus. For instance, Mary knew who our Lord Christ Jesus really was; however, she was still able to get Christ Jesus to perform a small miracle by turning the water into wine, at her behest. Mother Mary explained to Christ Jesus what was needed and then walked away knowing that he would do as she requested. Christ Jesus even tried to talk her out of it by saying, 'This is not our concern mother?' Still, mother Mary insisted that our Lord Christ Jesus turn the water into wine by instructing the servants to do as our Lord Christ Jesus instructed them to do. Our Lord Christ Jesus did turn the water into wine as instructed, and told no one, except those who were his followers. However, those who served the new wine knew as well. Our Lord Christ Jesus at that time had only a small number of friends who were his followers and who loved our Lord Christ Jesus very much indeed!
This essay was inspired by The Holy Spirit.