Most mothers have this built in desire that their children will be successful – that they will have friends and those they can counsel with – that their lives will be filled with joy and hope and that they never suffer from depression or give up. Mary was like any other mother in that respect. She knew from the start that her Son was going to succeed in God’s mission in life. She was sure that He would have friends. The miracles He was performing were different than that of a simple magician who displayed insignificant tricks to amaze an audience. Jesus was using His inborn miraculous traits in a way the people had never seen before.
As time went on, Jesus miracles became even more amazing than the first one He did at the wedding in Cana. Now He was healing those with terminal illnesses, disabilities and even removing demons from those who had carried them for years. He was calming the sea, walking on water and defying nature as well. It didn’t take long for word to quickly spread across the countryside about this “miracle man.
To Mary, He remained her Son. Sons are a gift from God to a mother. They’re usually a reflection of their dads and Jesus was no exception. He followed the profession of His carpenter step dad, Joseph. in those years of growing up, but now it was time to exhibit the attributes of His Holy Father in heaven.
Mary heard the stories of the exile out of Egypt and God’s miraculous deeds as they traveled across the desert. Certainly, as families gathered at the end of a day, those stories would come alive again. There were the miracles performed by the prophets, Elijah as he raised the widow’s son from the dead; Daniel in the lions den; Jonah in the belly of the whale; and the Walls of Jericho falling at the command of God. She pondered over her own miraculous pregnancy and the angel that told her what would come to be. Each of those special memories she had tucked away were now coming to fruition. This surely was the Son of God.
Mary’s faith was with her from the beginning. She simply accepted God’s will for her. Listening to her boy speak in kind, tender words – lifting their spirits as well as renewing their health. His parables were also more than effective. Speaking to those who tilled the land, he would talk on their terms and yet His knowledge of the Scriptures was far superior to those who had spent a lifetime studying them. Jesus was the Word.
Every day news spread about the deeds of Jesus. Israel had long awaited the coming of the Messiah. The prophesies were now coming to pass. As the events unfolded before His mother’s eyes, her confidence in God’s covenant was growing stronger, but this was just the beginning.