The Theotokos knew Her Son would be great. All mother's wonder what their baby will be like. Taken from the Orthodox Study Bible, the Angel Gabriel says in (Luke 1:31) "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus." (35) "the Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God."
I found a beautiful song on YouTube.com and wanted to share the words with you. It is called Jesus-Mary Did You Know, (Clay Aiken). I hope you will find the time to look it up and listen to it.
"Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new
this child that you delivered will soon deliver you
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with His Hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby you've kissed the face of God
Mary did you know the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will be raised again?
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the Lamb
Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is Heaven's perfect Lamb and this sleeping child
your holding is the great I Am."
Many names have been given this precious child, (Isaiah 9" 2-7)"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be on His shoulder, and His name shall be called the Angel of Great Counsel, Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Ruler, Prince of Peace, the Father of the World to Come."
The Christmas Kontakion reveals who God says He is.
"Today the virgin comes to the cave
Where she will give birth to the Eternal Word.
Hear the glad tidings and rejoice, O universe!
With the angels and shepherds glorify Him who reveals Himself:
The eternal God, a little child!
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