“But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.” – Luke 2:19 NIV
The Bible can never be accused of whitewashing the heroes of the faith. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, and Peter all had some pretty serious flaws and failures. When we come across a biblical personality who had no recorded obvious flaws and sins, we take note. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of those who was always found faithful. And what faith she had! She was a Jewish teenage virgin visited by an angel, and told she would give birth to God’s Son.
I love Mary’s realness. She initially responded like any teenage virgin would today. Disbelief, shock, bewilderment — probably wondering what her fiance and her family would think. She asked, “How can this be since I am a virgin?” But after the initial shock, she chose to believe God’s Word. She was the first to believe in Jesus as her Savior and Lord — while she carried Him in her womb.
She’s the true first lady of the faith. Do you believe as Mary did? What God’s Word says about Jesus is true.