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FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
 

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

ON MARY
(Part 7)

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD


“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
….. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.”

(Luke 1:31a,35b)

January 1, 2010
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mary is the mother of God.

Now some Christians have a problem with that. They say Mary is the mother of Jesus but not the mother of God. Well to me it is simple logic. Mary is the mother of Jesus, Jesus is God, and so Mary is the mother of God. A = B, B = C, ergo A = C.

Some say that Jesus had two natures, the human and the divine. That’s right. But they say Mary is the mother of Jesus in his human nature but not in his divine nature. That’s wrong. One is a mother of a person, not of a person’s nature. Jesus is one person, albeit with two natures. Jesus was fully human and fully divine. He is true God and true man. So Mary is the mother of Jesus, one who is fully divine. And so she is the mother of God.

Paul affirms the divine sonship according to the divine plan. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman” (Gal 4:4). God sent His Son! And God caused His Son to be born of Mary. A child is born of a mother. It just so happens that this child is the very Son of God. This is a great mystery, something humanly impossible. But nothing is impossible with God.

Isaiah prophesied this birth, when God gave a sign to Ahaz: “the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” (Is 7:14). To this Matthew added the meaning of Emmanuel, and that is “God is with us.” (Mt 1:23). The virgin Mary did bear a Son, and that Son is God who is with us.

John affirmed the birth of the Son. “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” (Jn 1:14).

Elizabeth also acknowledged her cousin Mary as the mother of God. When Mary visited her, Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit (Lk 1:41), cried out in a loud voice, “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Lk 1:43). The Spirit enabled her to know the truth being revealed to her. Lord is Adonai, which translates to “Lord God.”

And so Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is “Son of the Most High” (Lk 1:32) and the “Son of God” (Lk 1:35b). “Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.” (Mt 1:16b). Jesus is God, and so Mary, who is the mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God.

(Note: This article is taken from the book “40 More Days with Mary,” Day 3, pages 19-20. You are encouraged to read or re-read this book.)

 

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