Mary the Mother of Jesus

Mary the Mother of Jesus

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke give lists of the ancestors of Jesus Christ. Only five women are mentioned. These were all very special individuals. In this series we’ve looked at them in turn—this month we consider the fifth woman, Mary. You can catch up with the other articles in the series here. IT WAS IN GOD’S PLAN, right from creation, that His Son Jesus would be born of the woman Mary. God would offer salvation to the world by Jesus’ death. To introduce Christianity God enabled an elderly childless couple of the priestly tribe of Levi to have a son who would prepare the way for Jesus. Zacharias and Elizabeth’s son was John the Baptist, who did what the priests should have been doing, “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). Six months after telling Zacharias he would have a son, God’s angel Gabriel was