In the movie, The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson placed Mary, the mother of Jesus, in many scenes.  We could see & feel the agony through Mary’s eyes.  After seeing the movie, my sister-in-law said, “It was the scenes with Mary that got me…we are both mothers to sons.”  Moms can identify with the movie’s portrayals of Mary & Jesus, especially if you have seen your son suffer. In Luke 1:38, Mary says, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants…”  Mary said this after an angel told her she would become pregnant and the Messiah would be her son.  Mary’s response is very profound.  After all, she was a young virgin, unmarried, and poor.  The odds were against her, she could have just said, “I can’t.”  But there was a passion about Mary’s faith: she believed God’s message, though she could not see God,  she accepted the impossible, though it didn’t make sense.
The faith in Mary’s heart was greater than the sense in her mind.  And by faith, Mary would witness the birth of her son and the death of her Savior.  By Mary’s example, the heart-check for me, is:  Heather, who are you really faithful to?  the gifts: your son, your husband, your life? or the Giver of your gifts: Jesus?  Friends, what is your number one passion?  If we place our passion in the gifts–we will live with a lot of uncertainty and disappointment. But if we place our passion in the Giver–we will live knowing that what He gives–and what He takes away–is ok to accept as what He wants…just ask Mary.

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