(All Scripture is from the New King James Version unless otherwise indicated)
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” (Galatians 4:4 through 6).
It was the fullness of time when Mary brought the baby Jesus into the world. It was just the right time for the Messiah to make His entry into humanity! I’m sure Mary had questions, and the modern classic by Mark Lowry puts forth those queries Jesus mother might have had about her divine Son!
Once again, here are the lyrics of “Mary Did You Know…?”
Mary did you know That your baby boy will one day walk on water? Mary did you know That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know That your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you've delivered Will soon deliver you! Mary did you know That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary did you know That your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand? Did you know That your baby boy has walked where angels trod? And when you kiss your little baby You've kissed the face of God! Mary, did you know? The blind will see! The deaf will hear! And the dead will live again! The lame will leap! The dumb will speak The praises of the Lamb! Mary did you know That your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Mary did you know That your baby boy will one day rule the nations? Did you know That your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you're holding Is the Great I Am! Oh, Mary, did you know?
We are on the last stanza, so let’s begin to finish this series:
- Mary did you know That your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
✡ Isaiah 9:6 and 7 is the main prophesy that shows Jesus as the Lord of all creation:
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and to establish it with judgment and justice
From this time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
✞ The fulfillments in the New Testament are several. Here is perhaps the main one, Colosians 1:15 through 17:
He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principali- ties or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
- Mary did you know That your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
✡ There is a great prophesy in Psalm 2:6 through 12, in which God the Father says to the rebellious nations... “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your posses- sion. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.’” Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and re- joice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. ✞ This prophesy is fulfilled in the New Testament. Here are two fulfillments: ➔ In Ephesians 1:20 through 22 (International Standard Version), Paul writes about Jesus’ power and authority: The Father... ...raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realm. He is far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and every name that can be named, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. God has put everything under the Mes- siah's feet and has made Him the head of everything for the good of the church .... ➔ The seventh angel in Revelation 11:15 an- nounced, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
Yes, Mary…know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation!
- Did you know That your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
See the prophesies and fulfillments concerning the Passover Lamb in the previous Gem, “Mary Did You Know...?” – IV
- Did you know…This sleeping child you’re holding Is the Great I Am!
✡ ...the Great I Am! “I AM ” is the name God pro- claimed for Himself in Exodus 3:13 through 15, when He commissioned Moses to lead the Israel- ites out of Egypt! ...Moses said to God “...when I come to the children of Israel...and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” Then God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM....Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ...This is My name forever....” ✞ Most Bible scholars recognize that seven times in the gospel of John Jesus fulfilled this Exodus three prophesy, identifying Himself as “I am...”: ➔ John 6:35 – “I am the bread of life.” (See also John 6:41, 48). ➔ John 8:12 – “I am the light of the world.” (See also John 9:5). ➔ John 10:9 – “I am the door.” (See also John 9:7). ➔ John 10:11 – “I am the good shepherd.” (See also John 10:14). ➔ John 11:25 – “I am the resurrection and the life.” ➔ John 14:6 – “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” ➔ John 15:5 – “I am the true vine....” ✞ But I see three more times, all in John chap- ter 8. And these three are VERY important! I will quote all three from The Literal Trans- lation of the Holy Bible, because several versions, including The New King James Ver- sion, add an italicized ‘He’ after ‘I am’! Any italicized word in a Bible translation has been added, and is not in the original manuscript! This was done to help the reader to better understand the passage. However, it confuses the understanding of the origi- nal words and their intent! ➔ John 8:24 – Jesus said to the unbe- lieving Jews, “Therefore, I said to you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” ➔ John 8:28 – “Then Jesus said to them, ‘When you lift up the Son of Man [in crucifixion], then you will know that I AM...’” ➔ John 8:56 through 58: “Your father Abraham leaped for joy that he should see My day, and he saw, and rejoiced.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You do not yet have fifty years, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came to be, I AM!”
- Oh, Mary, did you know? She was brought up in a culture that emphasized the Scriptures. So had she posed these questions in the lyrics of “Mary Did You Know…?” she most likely did know at least some of the answers to these questions!
Yes, Mary…the sleeping child you’re holding is the Great I AM!
Now, the question is…
Do YOU know the truths
put forth in this provocative modern classic?