“If anyone knew Jesus was virgin born, it was Mary and her silence at the cross is proof, I think, that her story was indeed true.”

Mark Lowry penned the lyrics of a song that’s become a Christmas favorite on par with White Christmas and Silent Night.

The prose of Mary, Did You Know? ignites imaginations with some of the deepest mysteries of Christmas.

Lowry’s mother, Bev, gave him the spark of his original idea.


Mark says, “I just tried to put into words the unfathomable. I started thinking of the questions I would have for her if I were to sit down & have coffee with Mary.”

He wondered if Mary realized the tiny hands of her infant were the same hands that scooped out oceans & formed rivers.

Did she know that “the blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again, the lame will leap, the mute will speak?”

Did she understand that “When you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God?”


Christmas, at its core, is a celebration of the Incarnation.

We are reminded that the baby to whom Mary gave birth would walk on water, heal the broken, and save us.

Mary’s baby boy is “Lord of all creation” and, in fact, “the great I AM.”

Jesus entered our reality in order to save us, to make us new, to heal us, and to die for us as heaven’s perfect Saviour.

Need some inspiration? Turn up the volume and listen to the “Pentatonix” version of Mary Did You Know?”

“Mary, Did You Know?” lyrics by Mark Lowry, music by Buddy Greene. Copyright © 1991, 1993 Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.), Rufus Music (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management).

QUESTION: What’s your favorite Christmas song? Please leave a comment below. Merry Christmas.

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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