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Mary Did You Know?

04 Dec

Mary and JesusFor to us a son is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6

Hey, what are those words doing on my blog? I didn’t write that.

Okay person, what are you doing? What? I know it’s the Christmas season. Time for presents and a Christmas tree. Hey, how come our tree’s not up yet?

Christmas is what? The time we celebrate Jesus’ birth? What happened to Santa Claus? And you still haven’t told me why those words are on my blog.

Those words came from where?

My person says those words were written by a prophet named Isaiah about the coming messiah (the what?) about 700 years before Jesus’ birth.

Okay, so what does that have to do with anything?

Jesus was the messiah Isaiah was talking about? How could Isaiah know that 700 years before it happened?

My person says that God sometimes speaks to people in special ways.

He doesn’t talk to me. Okay person, where are the animals in this story?

No animals! I’m outta here. I started walking away and my person told me to wait. She said there are lots of animals in the story but we won’t get to that part today. She promised me an angel though. I’ve never met an angel so I thought maybe I’d stick around and see if it was worth it.

My person told me that a very important person in the Bible was a young woman named Mary. She said Mary was engaged to a man named Joseph and was probably younger than my younger person at the time of this story. She said Mary was probably a teenager.

Mary had a special visit from an angel named Gabriel. My person said Gabriel showed up more than once in the Bible, but this time it was Mary’s turn for a visit. I wonder if Gabriel ever visits dogs.

Well Gabriel told Mary that she had found favor with God and she would give birth to a son and name him Jesus.

Never mind Gabriel, you don’t have to visit me after all. I don’t think I want any puppies hanging around here.

Mary couldn’t figure out how she could have a child since she was a virgin, but Gabriel told her that the Holy Spirit would come upon her, and her child would be called the Son of God.

Wow! What a day. My person said Mary probably thought she’d live a nice quiet life in the little town of Nazareth, but she ended up having all kinds of adventures starting with that visit from Gabriel. She says she’ll tell me more about Mary’s adventures later.

I like adventures, but I’m still waiting for the animals.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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29 responses to “Mary Did You Know?

  1. colliesofthemeadow

    December 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

    The best part is yet to come and is my absolute favorite part of the Bible. The Collies listen as I read this story every Christmas Eve and they still think there was a collie there! 🙂 You will enjoy it Bongo, so hang in there and listen for it is a beautiful story. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this! Great Post!!!

    God Bless You!

    Chuck 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      Chuck, my person says there will be animals in the story, so I bet there’s at least one collie. She says she loves this story too, but she says she’s going to tell me one in the spring that’s even better. God Bless

       
      • colliesofthemeadow

        December 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

        Bongo she is so right! I go to church on the holy day in the spring and there is not a dry eye in the church!

         
  2. misswhiplash

    December 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Ah Bongo my darling..this is only the beginning..there are dogs in Nazareth as I have seen them and there are sheep and a few cows, also a few skinny birds ( feathered kind)

    This is indeed a story that we must all listen to. Sometimes people get so wrapped up in the excitement of presents and parties that they forget the true meaning.of Christmas ,.in fact some young people do not even know the story at all.

    So listen well my friend, ears alert..together we shall wait for tomorrow’s exciting episode

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Patreciau, that’s so cool that you’ve been to Nazareth and seen dogs and other animals. Now I’m liking the story even better. My person says she’s making me wait a whole week to hear the next part of it though.

       
  3. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    December 4, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Another wonderful read sweet Bongo. We really do enjoy reading the stories you are sharing with us. We are looking forward to the next one. Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I’m enjoying these stories when my person tells them to me too. Glad you like them. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

       
  4. For the Love of My Dogs

    December 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I love reading these stories from you, Bongo! And this is only the beginning- I can’t wait to read your next post 😉

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Deannamelanie, my person is making me wait a whole week for the next part of the story. Glad you like them. Maybe you can talk my person into telling me the story sooner.

       
  5. Dianda

    December 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    My cats are my angels. 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Dianda, I can’t say that Scratchy (our cat) is my angel, but my person says she agrees with you, that cats can be angels.

       
  6. rumpydog

    December 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Ya know what I think is a very interesting aspect of this story is that when Mary was carrying the baby Jesus she was looked down and made fun of. The lesson there is that don’t ever judge others, for you may be judging the handiwork of God.

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Rumpy, I love your insight on this. My person says it may be a good lesson to use for a Bible study.

       
  7. Snoopy@snoopysdogblog.com

    December 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Hey Bongo,

    My Mum says she thinks there are even gonna be Sheep in this story!! Yay!! If I ever got to see Sheep, I think they’d be my favourite animal, plus I think it’s ok for us to chase them!!

    Have a fun day buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Snoopy, I hope there’s sheep. My person won’t tell me, but I think you might be right.

       
  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    December 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    And a barn, Bongo. And a barn! Just wait.

     
    • Bongo

      December 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      Karen, as long as there are animals in that barn I’m good.

       
  9. Nel

    December 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Just you wait, Bongo. There are animals in the Christmas story. 😉

     
    • Bongo

      December 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

      Nel, I’m so excited. I can’t wait for the animals.

       
  10. Bassas Blog

    December 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Chuck from Collies of the Meadow is right Bongo – the best part is yet to come!

     
    • Bongo

      December 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Bassa, my person says the best part is still coming too – but she says I’ll have to be quiet and listen. So hard for me.

       
  11. Alfie - Alfie's Blog

    December 5, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Hang on Bongo – there will be animals in the second part of this story – I’ve heard it before! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      December 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Alfie, I can’t wait for those animals. I hope my person gets to that part soon.

       
  12. 2browndawgs

    December 5, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I have a feeling there will be lots of animals Bongo, but can’t wait to hear more.

     
    • Bongo

      December 5, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Brown Dawgs, I’m getting excited for the rest of the story too. Bunches of my friends are saying the animals are coming.

       
  13. eripanwkevin

    December 5, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Wooo woo Bongo! Again I enjoyed reading today’s bible story very much, too!
    Each story is very new to me and truly good to get lots of knowlefge about Bible. Maybe in western culture, people have heard of these stories at least once at school or in somewhere, but not to us. Besides the way your human tells is very intelligible! Not complicated! Thanks! What story comes next??? can’t wait!!! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      December 5, 2011 at 11:12 am

      Kevin, so glad you are enjoying the stories. You’re right – most people in western culture have heard some of these stories, although my person says they aren’t allowed to tell them in the public schools anymore. My person says this story is one of the Christmas stories and there are more Christmas stories coming – and I have it on good word that there will be animals in the stories.

       

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