The Silence of Mary

Written by Julie

On April 10, 2020

She stood at the cross, looked up into His face–
Her baby boy was dying to make a way.
If you read through the story, I think that you’ll see
Not a word of hers was recorded on that day.

She didn’t cry, “He’s crazy; please don’t kill Him!”
She didn’t cry, “Have mercy, He won’t claim to be God!”
She didn’t cry, “He’s just going mad; don’t hurt Him!”
The silence of Mary screamed, “He’s God.”

What would you do if your firstborn was dying,
Being put to death for crimes he didn’t do?
You’d prob’ly beg for mercy, say he’s innocent…
But the silence of Mary proved that she believed.

Her Son was the Messiah, King of Israel;
Her Son was the Redeemer of all mankind.
But not all believed, not all of them would listen.
They beat Him and killed Him, but Mary didn’t speak–

She didn’t cry, “He’s crazy; please don’t kill Him!”
She didn’t cry, “Have mercy, He won’t claim to be God!”
She didn’t cry, “He’s just going mad; don’t hurt Him!”
The silence of Mary screamed, “He’s God.”

~Julie Hochstetler, November 2018, revised April 2020

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Christian comedian Mark Lowry was the inspiration for this poem. 😁 He said that if he claimed to be the Son of God, Messiah of the world, and people were going to kill him, his “mama” would not be silent! He said she’d call him crazy and out-of-his-mind and say he IS NOT the Son of God! But Mary, he said, didn’t say anything; and her silence proved that she really believed her Son was God’s Son, the One sent to redeem them, the Promised Messiah.

My crazy brain had to come up with an entire poem about it. I wanted it to be a song (which is why I have a repeated stanza), but the tune didn’t work with the words and I wasn’t going to mess with it too much. Anyway, hope you enjoyed it!

		
Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 17-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a senior in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for three years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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