That being said I am thinking about the day and night before my youngest biological child was born (he's 15 now so it was a while ago). I remember how I felt sitting in church that day. It was September 5, 1999 and I was miserable. The baby inside the womb was getting ready to enter our world. Moving, walking, sitting, standing -- all of it took extra effort. It took all I could do to breathe and just exist. I was ready for that baby to be born.
He was born about 20 hours later.
Mary, Jesus's mom, was young. She'd never had a child. Birthing that first child is scary. The mother-to-be has never experienced the contractions, the pain, the constant ache between contractions. The heaviness before it all begins. In the hours before Jesus was born, I am guessing Mary just needed to get settled and start the process of birthing. She was with her beloved husband Joseph who was taking care of her but she would be the one who had to endure the pain and push our Savior into the world.
"And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7
Did she comprehend that the process of birth would change the entire world, past and present and future forever?
Did she comprehend that bringing God's only begotten Son into the world would reorder the universe?
I, like thousands of others, love the song Mary, Did You Know?
If you have never heard the song click here and take time to listen. It is powerful. It is worth your time.