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December 23, 2021
“Mary, did you know,” is a lovely song that invites us to consider what it was like for Mary as she heard the words from the angel Gabriel. As we come into our celebration of Christmas, I hope you find meaning in these beautiful alternative words to “Mary, did you know…”
Mary did you know that your ancient words would still leap off our pages?
Mary did you know that your spirit song would echo through the ages?
Did you know that your holy cry would be subversive word, that the tyrants would be trembling when they know your truth is heard?
Mary did you know that your lullaby would stir your own Child’s passion?
Mary did you know that your song inspires the work of liberation?
Did you know that your Jubilee is hope within the heart of all who dream of justice, who yearn for it to start?
The truth will teach, the drum will sound, healing for the pain
The poor will rise, the rich will fall. Hope will live again
Mary did you know that we hear your voice for the healing of the nations?
Mary did you know, your unsettling cry can help renew creation?
Do you know that we need your faith, the confidence of you,
May the God that you believe in, be so true.
(Lyrics by Jennifer Henry (inspired by the popular song of the same name)
Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ