Virgin Mary made out of metal and glass (at a corner store in east Austin,TX)
Ever since Easter has passed, I think of how Jesus came to be, how he was able to rise again.
Of course he came from God but God needed a vessel, who was Mary. She was a strong sturdy soul who could carry this weight, the weight of the world all inside of her to hold. God was there along the way but let’s face it this is a heavy responsibility that I would have double thoughts about because you don’t see God there physically holding your hand along the way. Instead you have to have faith which she sure did, she accepted without questions or hesitation.
As I commute from work to home I see the Virgin Mary displayed around me at corner stores and front yards of homes. She shines her graceful face holding a cool demeanor looking over us as we commute in this thing we call life. I must confess I don’t attend church on a regular basis, find myself having mixed beliefs and not set on one religion.
Although I do believe in a higher power and do call this higher power, God. This power I believe is within us all, it is love and some of us just need to reach further within to bring it forth. After attending this past weekend to an Easter service at a 125 year old church, I was overcome with a feeling of love and beauty all around.
Mary brought forth her love from within to bring forth God’s son, who would sacrifice himself to forgive our sins. She sacrificed in a way by knowing she would be giving up her son for the betterment of the world.
My drawing of Virgin Mary using leftover dried flower petals
I have 10 points below of why she is our role model and how we can implement some or all into our own lives to accomplish our dreams.
♥ Had her son while still a virgin (this has been argued but I’m going with the story I knew as a child). Joseph planned to divorce her after learning she was pregnant but because of Mary’s strong believe to carry this baby and of God’s will he decided to stay with her.
In our own lives we will come across something we strongly believe in but at times our loved ones might be against it but if we believe in it with our whole heart then continue on and I am sure the ones who really care about you will stay on board like Joseph did.
♥ Angel Gabriel appeared to her to announce that she was the divine selection to be the mother of Jesus. She responded, “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done unto me according to your word.”
Signs can come to us in dreams, billboards, music like a guardian angel. Up to us to have our eyes open to see these signs and interpret how it will help you in life to lead you to your dreams coming true.
♥ A member of the early Christian community in Jerusalem.
Become a member of a community that supports your passion, your beliefs and that will help guide you along the path of life.
♥ She married Joseph and accompanied him to Bethlehem. No place in the inn she conceived her son, Jesus in the manger.
If you are traveling, going on your path to accomplish your dreams and come upon an obstacle find another way to conceive it.
♥ Many churches believe she is not only Mother of Jesus but Mother of God.
As we follow our destiny, we will find that you’ll gain a larger group of loved ones that you will give to and vice versa.
♥ First follower of Jesus.
Follow others that you believe in, that will also help you in your own life even if no one else is following them. Or can see it as your own passion that you are trying to achieve, get it done even when you have no followers, viewers, Facebook followers, they will come eventually.
♥ She asked Jesus to provide wine when it ran low at a wedding. She believed in him and she was to be a witness to the glory of her son.
Believe in others even when they don’t believe in themselves. Or let’s say your own business hasn’t produced results, push further by creating another product and see where it goes.
♥ She approached Jesus when he was left behind at the temple. She wanted to and did protect Jesus from getting himself in trouble with the leaders.
Protect your baby, your own dream business, when there are naysayers protect it and shield it from them until it can shine bright on it’s own and succeed.
♥ Mary’s concern for helping the poor like them. The Letter of James states that her and her children believe that genuine religion means taking care of people like them.
Not only do we help ourselves but seek to help others who are in need. I find when we help others we get much more in return than we ever expected.
♥ She witnessed her son Jesus being crucified.
There might be something or someone we hold close to our hearts that we lose but if we know it’s time is up, let it go for this will make room for something so much better.
I hope you enjoyed! From being inspired by her I drew her. I find myself continuing my passion of art. So you too go forth and create your passions into reality!