by Marvin D. Patterson

Mary - The Magnificent Mother of Jesus
Marvin Patterson
Luke 1:26-38

Someone has rightly said:
When you stop believing in Santa Claus is when you start getting clothes for Christmas.
It was Christmas and the judge was in a merry mood as he asked the prisoner, "What are you charged with?" "Doing my Christmas shopping early," replied the defendant. "That's no offense," said the judge. "How early were you doing this shopping?" "Before the store opened," countered the prisoner.
T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
They'd been worn all week and needed the air.


As we continue our special look at Christmas, and always remember it is Merry Christmas, not Merry X-mas, but I want to examine Mary, the mother of Jesus tonight. She is the most well known mother in the history of mankind. Have you ever thought about that? Of all the mothers that have lived and died, Mary is the most famous of all. What is it that makes her so famous? It is the simple fact that she believed in God, and followed His plans for her life! The best life that you or I can ever live on this earth is that life that God has planned for us! That life is the will of God. God has a plan and a purpose for every person, and Mary just happened to be the one that God chose to bear the body of our Savior. Now let us see how all of this happened which would lead up to that first Christmas Day!

For 18 years Dian Fossey, the California-born zoologist, worked with gorillas on the continent of Africa, working in the Virunga Mountains, located in the nation of Rwanda. Leaving life on one part of this world, she moved halfway around the world to the region of the gorillas and literally lived among them.

She first began in 1963 and four years later, by 1967, the gorillas had come to accept her. Looking at the gorillas as deserving of her love, s ...

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