Mary, Blessed Among Women

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Luke 1:26-56, John 2:1-12, John 19:17-27, Acts 1:12-14

Start each day by reading the passages listed above. Then use the summary and reflection provided here to guide discussion around the daily reading.

Mary was the mother of Jesus and the wife of Joseph. She had more children with Joseph after Jesus, making Him the eldest of several sisters and brothers. Mary is present at key moments in Jesus’s life and ministry, including His first miracle and His crucifixion. She also remained faithful to Jesus’s mission after His death, resurrection, and ascension. 

Reflect on Mary’s relationship with God. What stands out to you about their interactions?

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47 thoughts on "Mary, Blessed Among Women"

  1. Cheryl Blow says:

    What a beautiful picture of devotion to God. And His Son. Also a devotion of a mother to her Son all through His life and ministry. Even after He has ascended to Heaven.

  2. Terri Baldwin says:

    Russell M. Nelson reminds us that “God has always asked His covenant children to do difficult things.”Mary was no exception, and neither are we. Our challenge is to have the faith to submit our will to His, to accept His calls with faith that His Spirit will magnify us in His service. Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, also reminds us that “we can do hard things,” and then adds, “but we can also do them joyfully.”

  3. Terri Baldwin says:

    Luke’s account of the story of the Annunciation to Mary (see Luke 1:26–56) gives us a window through which to better appreciate this remarkable young woman. Through her interactions with Gabriel and Elisabeth, we see a young woman trying to grasp and understand her unique call from God. The magnitude of that call must have weighed heavily upon someone so young, and yet she readily submitted her will to that of the Father. Her story reminds us that God is aware of all of His children and that He calls ordinary men and women to participate in extraordinary ways to help build His kingdom. She became Jesus’s first disciple, and thus she is a model for all who choose to follow Him.

  4. Terri Baldwin says:

    How do you see Mother Mary as an example in your life?
    She devoted her whole life to serving Him, and you can do the same thing. You too are a favored child of God. You can follow Mary’s example by humbly following the Savior and keeping His commandments, even when it’s not easy. You can courageously move forward in faith, even when facing fear and uncertainty.

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  6. Julianne Pictou says:

    Mary was a mother. She was present. Absolutely involved. She must have known wha Jesus could do- she had full faith, and complete confidence in Jesus when she told the servants- do whatever he says. Now, That’s a mom! She was present at his death as well, and what mother would ever leave her child in a time like that. A mother stands by, during the miracle and during the pain. A mother does not leave her child, but stands as a constant reminder, you are not alone.

  7. Claire B says:

    Mary and Joseph are THE example of Faith. Blind, adoring welcoming faith in God.