First of all, let me clarify which Mary I’m referring to. I’m talking about His mother. She’s not mentioned a whole lot after the virgin birth miracle (like that was a small miracle or something … it was huge!). She was at the cross and watched her son die and probably wondered what went wrong. Obviously she was among those to whom Jesus appeared in His post-resurrection manifestations, but then what happened?

After Jesus’ final appearance He told all His followers to go back to Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father and be filled with the Spirit. Here’s what happened: “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.” It would appear to me that not only Mary, but her other sons as well became believers and here we find them among the 11 apostles and over 100 other believers waiting patiently in prayer.

Wait a second. Didn’t Mary carry the Son of the Living God in her womb, nurse Him, and watch Him grow up, and then perform miracles? What more could she possibly want? Well, God had more! She was there 10 days later on the day of Pentecost where they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. She became a “spirit-filled” follower of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. To every mother today (on this Mother’s Day) I encourage you to aspire to be like Mary.

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