Did you ever have a question so long in the asking, and then one day the answer came with a smack across your forehead and a loud, "Duh!!"? I had that happen recently. I was watching my son behave precisely according to a secret his Creator revealed to me while he grew in my womb.
|Mary Treasured These Things|
Mary watched Jesus, knowing who He was and what He would ultimately do for mankind and the world.
Did she tell him the prophetic words that were spoken over him?
|Baby in Hands|
Shouldn't he have the same privilege to choose as the rest of us do, without pressure from me?
Do I really know how to explain it all anyway?
Some days it did feel like a burden; a tremendous responsibility...
It was then that I realized how Mary did it. She had no fear as she beheld her Son, the One who would save the world. The one difference between her and me was that before her boy was born, was that she knew intimately the One who loved her more completely than any other could. When He overshadowed her and impregnated her with His Life, all of her fear vanished. She was no longer alone, and she never would be again.
Stewarding my son's destiny has taken on a whole new meaning since I had this revelation. I, too, have been overshadowed by His love and impregnated by His Life. I am not alone in raising my boy. I was chosen specifically to be his mother. We are both secure in the loving embrace of our Creator, and one day we will both look back and realize that we always walked firmly in our destinies.