Q & A: What Does Reverend Deal Say?
‘Luke’s gospel was written on Mary’s views’
Question: Can you share some things about the mother of Jesus?
Answer: Mary, Jesus’ mother, comes from the royal blood line of King David. In fact, once we realize that same royal blood flows through our veins we will live our lives according to the purpose of God. Self-doubt, depression and anxiety in our lives can be handled with ease. Old Testament scripture speaks about the Virgin Mother of Emmanuel. The Greek name is Mary, while the Hebrew name is Miriam, and the Islamic name is Maryam. Mary was a Jew from Nazareth in Israel. The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament and the Quran say that Mary was a virgin. The angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen by God to become the mother of Jesus (Annunciation). Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit. It was believed that Mary was between 12 and 14 years old when she gave birth to Jesus. Just like any mother Mary protected and disciplined her son. She required of Jesus certain requests, such as offering assistance at a wedding. Many believe that Mary was at the crucifixion of her son Jesus.
Many teachings, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Islam, etc. have various views of Mary. Mary’s life is valued highly and is considered by many as the greatest of all Christian saints.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church. Worship services are held at Bass Park, 2750 N.W. 19 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rev Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.Deal55@gmail.com