I am beginning some “Mary’s soliloquies” in which I try to present Mary’s mother-heart for her son, the son who was also God’s son. I hope I give her proper honor and respect as well as showing her human role in loving this precious man, the precious promised Savior – her very own son!

My heart sang with rapture when they found him. That son of mine! He was in the temple, talking to the teachers!

I recall how it was at the beginning – when the angel came to me. What bliss! What ecstasy! What elation! I, Mary, the mother of God’s Son! The long awaited Messiah.

That was twelve years ago, and through the years the memory has faded only slightly. For twelve years I’ve waited for proof that Jesus was God’s Son! Now everybody in our caravan will know how special he is! I know some of the family has never believed me – especially not Joseph’s two cousins. Now they’ll know!

Jesus has been a very good boy – kind and gentle. But he does sometimes have trouble with his brothers and sisters. He learns well, but not miraculously – he studies a lot. He is special but nothing about him indicates he is the Son of God. I’ve hinted that he could prove his special heritage by performing a miracle; he just responds with a sad, rebuking look.

Now he has done it! Jesus, my son, astounded the rulers in the temple! Now, all the family will know Jesus is more than a regular child – more than just a son of man. He is the Son of God, the son of Mary! Now his time has come! Just wait until tomorrow…just wait!


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ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to MARY’S SOLILOQUY (#1 of 4)

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Now that I think about it, that Jesus astounded those men in the temple at 12 years of age would have been very unusual, miraculous even. It was a long time for Mary to wait for some confirmation.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes. There are stories about Jesus doing outstanding “miracle-type things when he was younger. I believe His statement to Mary that His time had not come pretty well cancels out those kinds of stories. I am rather ignorant of those stories. Someone else might know more. Thanks for your comment.

  2. says:

    Love this.

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