In the previous post, I used a gift bag to explain the assumption of our Mother Mary. In this post I’ll use something we’re all very familiar with.
I remember growing up, as a child we had wild dreams and these dreams included how we will treat our parents in future if we had it all, especially our mothers.
I remember how my friends and I will talk about the mansions we’ll build for our parents especially our mothers, the cars we hoped to buy for them.
And true to our words, today, most of us are living for our mothers. Mother’s Day celebrations say it all, how we lavish our mothers with gifts and all the good things a mother will wish for.
Let’s do a little bible study; Matthew 7:9-11
9 Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? 10 Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish? 11 As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
In the above bible verse, we realize that, God has assured us that, he’ll treat us better knowing that, even we as humans will treat our loved ones well.
And so if you as a human will honour your mother in such honourable ways, how much more God?
When Mary proclaimed: “I am the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me, according to your word”, she accepted to suffer with Christ and she did it selflessly.
Christ assures us that whoever accepts the call to follow him, will be rewarded by His father in heaven. And Mary, having accepted her call and was faithful to it to the end, was rewarded with the assumption and crowning.
Beloved in Christ, upon the intercession of our Mother Mary, may we come to understand our faith more through the power of the Holy Spirit.
May the peace of God remain with us all