We were driving to our family Christmas party this weekend and along the way the subject came up about Jesus Virgin birth. My 15 year old daughter pipes up and says “What? How can that happen? Didn’t Mary and Joseph have sex?”
Are you kidding me??!!
Why in the world doesn’t my FIFTEEN year old know that Jesus was born to a virgin???
We talked about it for a bit, then the subject was dropped.
But me..I was dumbfounded..and so was my husband..
How can a faithful church going family, a family that lives out their faith to best of their ability, a family that reads and teaches the Word of God… have a 15 year old that does not even know that Jesus was born to a virgin?!
It bothered me for days…I kept seeking the Lord about this.. “where did we go wrong on this?” “Why didn’t she know?” Is it hormones and she just plain forgot? LOL
Then God..in His most amazing way showed me something so special…
Think about this..
When our children are young..real young.. How much do we talk about being a virgin and what that means. I mean who wants to start up that conversation?! We try so hard to keep our children innocent and hearts pure in this crazy world. Even when we read scripture about the virgin birth..do we go into details about what that means…nope
These are the facts concerning the birth of Jesus Christ: His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18 NLT
God just showed me that we just never went back to this subject of Jesus birth to a virgin. Of course we spoke all the time about his birth..but to have a conversation at age 15 about the amazing miracle of Jesus birth..well..I hung my head low.
Of course the timing of these things are yours and yours alone..but make sure your kids know..Maybe before they are 15! LOL
Know of this amazing miracle..of God’s amazing Love and Sacrifice of coming to earth for us..as a human..He did it just for us..His prize.
The most amazing part about this experience is this.. I don’t have to be the perfect Mom/Parent. I can count on God to cover my back and bring about the things that matter most…in His time. I can rest in His grace..thank goodness!
and I hope you can too
I would love to hear about some of the things that have taken you aback in your parenting! Just so I don’t feel so bad! LOL