Why did God choose Mary to be Jesus's mother? I know she was a good person, but there were a lot of other good women around at that time too. So why Mary? --- Lauren, age 10
That's a good question. When she was chosen, Mary was an ordinary teenaged girl. She hadn't won any beauty contests. She'd never gotten the trophy for best speller. She didn't even have a Nobel Prize.
So why Mary and not someone else? Mary was special because she possessed the qualities God wanted in the mother of his Son: Courage, willingness, and love for God.
Why these particular traits?
Now that Christmas is almost here, it's time for a fun Christmas quiz. So what's your idea of a perfect Christmas celebration? Take this quiz and find out!
Your mom says you can do any extra curricular you want. You pick:
A. The town musical. Nothing excites you more than singing. Add in some acting and you are so there!
B. Basketball. You get twitchy if you aren't running around burning off energy.
C. A book club. Not only do you get to read, but you get to make friends with other people who love books too.
We’ve recently met three of the seven Mary’s mentioned in the Bible. Which Mary are you most like? Grab a scrap of paper and get ready to answer a few questions.
We first met Mary Magdalene who was a great follower of Christ and supported his ministry with her time and money. Although Mary M. experienced bitterness in life, her encounter with Jesus allowed her to unleash her talents and do great things. Her article is posted here.
We were next introduced to Mary of Bethany who understood the importance of taking time to build a special friendship with Jesus. She was able to be real with Jesus, telling him of her pain and sorrow. You can read about her here.
Last we met Mary, mother of Jesus who took a great risk in doing what God asked. Her "yes" allowed us to experience the greatest love of all time Read about her here.
Even though these Mary's were all very different, they each shared a love for Christ and their relationship with Him allowed them to do incredible things.
So which Mary are you most like? Take this quiz and find out!
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