A rose to saint Mary
The most wonderful lady in the world had a very difficult life. She was the choosen one. To be selected as the mother of GOD she has to be the best lady ever on earth to deserve such honor. She probably must have the most comfortable life on earth,but she did not.
First the angel apeared to her and that was not an easy thing for a young girl"she was deeply troubbled by his words and wondered what this greeting meant Luke1:29.
Saint Mary was engaged to saint Joseph, but before they lived together she was found pregnant. That was the holy child from the power of the Holy Spirit. She just trusted in GOD and let her self in his hands. How difficult then it was when she appeared pregnant in front of saint Joseph. In those days this was totaly an unacceptable thing and such girl will be punished by law. "Joseph her husband ,an upright man unwilling to expose her to the law,decided to divorce her quietly"Matthew 2:19. That of course did not happen because the angel appeared to him and told him the real story.
The birth of Jesus was not an easy thing either. It was not done in a hospital ,or in a comfortable house or even a nice hotel but in a manger.She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in a swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger,because there was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged. Luke 2:7.
That was just the beggening. When he was a little child they have to escape to Egypt to protect Jesus from Herod. Traveling for many monthes in a strange country that they never been before to protect the holy child from the ruthless ruler. Get up,take the child and his mother and left that night for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, to fulfill what the Lord said through the profit:out of Egypt I have called my son".Matthew 2:14,15.
Little was mentioned in the bible about the first 30 uears of Jesus life,but I do not believe it is an easy thing to live with your son that you know he is also the son of GOD. When they lost him in the temple saint Mary said to him"Son why have you done this to us?You see that your father and I have been searching for you in sorrow Luke 3:48."
When he started his service he did not live at home any more but was moving from place to place. She always messed him as her lord but also her son. When she heared he is in town she tried to see him which was not always an easy thing. He was often with a big crowed around him and was not an easy thing to get close to him nor to talk to him but just to see him as her son and her GOD. The crowed seated around him told him ,your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside asking for you. Mark 4:32
The most difficult time of all was when her only son being persecuted ,tortured and crusified. She must have felt severe pain seeing all that and not able to do any thing about it. Near the cross of Jesus there stood his mother...John 19:25
The most wonderful lady in the world had the most difficult life on earth. We often give our mothers roses to express our love for them. Can you give a rose to saint Mary today?. This will be our appreciation to the most difficult life she had on earth to make us all happy. Find her icon and place a rose there. Let this be a symbol of your feeling toward her.
DO IT TODAY.