What Did Mary Know (and How Much Does It Matter)?
Chelsea and I throw our hats in the ring to examine the lyrics to the song “Mary, Did You Know?” by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene.
We group lyrics into these categories:
- Did Mary know Jesus would rule the nations?
- Did Mary know Jesus would perform miracles?
- Did Mary know Jesus would save people from their sins?
- Did Mary know Jesus would be divine?
We also cover a few more ancillary questions about what Mary could have known.
Mary did, in fact, know a lot about Who her son would be.
We close by assessing how we could see a lot of good from the song directly and indirectly and what truly matters about what the song tells us about Jesus.
Bob Smietana, “‘Mary Did You Know’ Writer Mark Lowry Good-Natured Over Song’s Controversy,” December 19, 2021.