This is written from a Mother’s Perspective – specifically from Mary’s. I did a lot of research into what it would have been like, but this is STRICTLY my imagination, there is no guarantee any of this really happened or really were her thoughts. I do use scripture through out. However, it’s mostly how I think I might have thought if I were her.
A Mother’s Thoughts – Day 28
He’s almost a month old today, how quickly time flies. We are getting ready to travel to Jersulem for Jesus’s pidyon haben. It will be as God commanded in consecrate Jesus, our firstborn male. As He said, “the first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.” I’m really not sure what to bring, it is my first journey with Jesus. It’s only a 5 mile journey, but who knows what it will be like with a new born.
We aren’t a wealthy family, but are very blessed. Joseph is going to get “a pair of doves or two young pigeons” for Jesus’s atonement. I am thankful for Josephs willingness to embrace this even though Jesus is not his son.
I have preparations to make so this will be a short entry. Seems my time has been cut in half since becoming a mother. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Hmmm, funny thought just came to mind. I wouldn’t trade it for the world … and yet, Jesus will be traded for the world. And here we are preparing for his redemption, yet he will BE our redemption. Makes me recall a holy scripture from our Prophet Isaiah, “The Redeemer will come to Zion.” He has come, and yet few know. Wow, I think I will ponder on this all day long as we prepare.