7 Lessons for Moms from Mary

mary the mother of jesus

Imagine being in your early teens and becoming pregnant. That would be overwhelming enough. Now imagine an angel coming to you and telling you that God Himself would conceive the child and that child would be the coming Messiah. That’s probably a bit harder to imagine and way more overwhelming.

In all of history, there was no one like Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was chosen by God to be the mother of His own son. And while we will never be like Mary in that way, we do share the bond of motherhood with this highly favored young woman. Here are 7 things we can learn from Mary.

1. Mary pondered.

Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

2. Mary prayed.

Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus…

3. Mary trusted God.

Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

4. Mary was humble.

Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.

5. Mary engaged.

Luke 4:28 His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”

6. Mary believed.

John 2:3 And Mary said, “My soul doth magnify the Lord… For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”

7. Mary was faithful.

John 19:25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother…


What is your favorite lesson that you can learn from Mary?


  • Maryhelen

    I love our Blessed Mother. Her “yes” is the ultimate human example of trusting in God’s holy providence and will for us. Just think…what if she had said “no”. These seven ways of Mary have reminded me of how I can live out my own “yes” to Christ Jesus. Thank you.

  • Victoria

    Yes, I love our Blessed Mother, too! Her humility and patience in all things; her love of God-Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! And when things didn’t make sense to human understanding, she trusted! God gave us Mary; she loves us like a mother. Ave Maria!