Episode 153

What Did Mary Know (and How Much Does It Matter)?

Chelsea and I throw our hats in the ring to examine the lyrics to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene.

We group lyrics into these categories:

  1. Did Mary know Jesus would rule the nations?
  2. Did Mary know Jesus would perform miracles?
  3. Did Mary know Jesus would save people from their sins?
  4. Did Mary know Jesus would be divine?

We also cover a few more ancillary questions about what Mary could have known.

Mary did, in fact, know a lot about Who her son would be.

We close by assessing how we could see a lot of good from the song directly and indirectly and what truly matters about what the song tells us about Jesus.

Scriptures Cited:

Luke 1:28,30,32-33,43

Luke 2:32,35,48-50

Luke 4:18

Psalm 2:7-8

Psalm 72:8-9

Isaiah 61:1

Isaiah 42:7

John 2:3-4

Matthew 1:21,23

Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah 35:4-6

Sources Cited:

Bob Smietana, "'Mary Did You Know' Writer Mark Lowry Good-Natured Over Song's Controversy," December 19, 2021.

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Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.