When Gabriel gave her the angelic message that she was to carry the Christ, Mary was stunned. But Mary was unlike a lot of parents in the world today. She was so committed to God, she had no room for commitment to anything else. As she tells the story, she went to the front of the church to light one of the three candles. About the time he was in junior high, Ben finally realized something quite shocking. For years Ben had read books and scratched out reports, assuming that his mom was checking every word. Now consider this: Raised by an illiterate mother, Ben grew up to be a world-famous surgeon who was featured in many articles and was the author of several books. Second, think of the awkwardness of this situation.
"Not realizing the potential hazard, I got too close and set my acrylic nail on fire. Benjamin Carson, renowned surgeon at Johns Hopkins, tells a moving story about his mother. Carson insisted that Ben and his brother Curtis write a book report every couple of weeks. His illiterate mom didn't twist her hands over her lack of learning and give up hope of raising intelligent boys. Mary's request and conversation with Jesus appears to be out of line with what Jesus was ready to do.
It's an acrostic poem that speaks of an imaginary woman. OK, so that's the part of the poem that is reality.
But in the poem, she manages a fleet of ships, she runs a farm, she manages a staff, she sews like a fashion expert, she cooks, cleans, and home-schools her children.
Stopping the ministry of Jesus, even for a little white? You've made mistakes in the past, you'll certainly make a mistake or two today, and you'll make more mistakes tomorrow.
Through it all, God will love you, work with you, and accept you.
Not only that, it gives people a chance to visually see who they are chatting with so that no one can mispresent themselves.
Whenever you’re online at the same time as one of your added friends, you will be able to see that on your friend’s list.
Then, you can start a chat with them and carry on another conversation through your webcam.
What a wonderful thing that God's Word has so many messages just for moms, messages for parents really, for moms, dads, and grandparents. Was she anxious about the prophecy that part of her future would include pain? Mary was a little like the mother who sits up late at night, far past her bedtime, waiting for the date to be over.
There are also those listening who will one day be in the delightful company of parents, and there are single adults who have such profound influence on our homes. She was like the father who said the silent, heart-felt prayer as he watched his child drive away from the house, taking all those raw instincts into streets of great danger.