What we know that Mary knew
She knew she would conceive as a virgin (Luke 1:31).
She knew she would have a son (Luke 1:31).
She knew what his name would be (Luke 1:31; Matthew 1:21)
She knew he would be called the Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32, 35).
She knew he would be given the throne of David (Luke 1:32).
She knew he would reign forever and his kingdom would have no end (Luke 1:32-33).
She knew that the Holy Spirit had come on her and overshadowed her (Luke 1:35).
She knew she was the mother of the Lord (Luke 1:43).
She knew she would be called blessed by all generations (Luke 1:48).
She knew that God was her Savior (Luke 1:47).
She knew that God's mercy extends to those who fear him (Luke 1:50).
She knew that God scatters the proud and performs mighty deeds (Luke 1:51).
She knew that He fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty (Luke 1:53).
She knew that He has been merciful to His people just as He promised their ancestors (Luke 1:54-55).
She knew Jesus would save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).
She knew her son would be called Immanuel (Matthew 1:25)
What Mary could not have known
That her baby boy would calm a storm with His hand
That her baby boy would give sight to a blind man
That her baby boy would raise the dead
What Mary may have "known" in one sense, but not fully understood
That He would make her new and deliver her
That He has existed from eternity
That He was the Creator
That He will one day rule the nations
That He is the Lamb of God
That He is the great I AM.
Remember, Mary was most likely a young teenage girl, around the same age as my daughter. She knew a lot, but she didn't know everything, and she certainly didn't know the details of what was coming for her son. And that is the point of "Mary, Did You Know" - wondering what Mary knew and what she did not, as she birthed and nursed and cared for her newborn Son. What went through her mind? How much did she really understand?
It doesn't say that Mary didn't know these things. It asks if she did, and by extension, it asks us if we know.
So do we? Do you know that the baby in the manger is the miracle worker, the Savior, the deliverer, the eternal Creator, Heaven's perfect lamb, and the great I AM??
If not, I would love to introduce you to the Savior who was the baby in the manger and is the Lord of all Creation, and who will one day return to rule the nations. Please reach out. And merry Christmas!