Mary is also the first disciple. She was definately the leader in many ways. From the annuciation to the ascension, she was there. Most of the time, she had no words. But her silence was still eloquent. At the annunciation, her words were “Behold, the handmaiden of the Lord. Let it be done to me as thou hast said.” At the nativity, no words are recorded. Then, when the child Jesus stayed behind in Jeruselem, her words were, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” In this, her great love shines through.
Then, at the wedding feast at Cana. The host was running out of wine. A major faux pau in those days. She turned to Jesus. “Son, they have run out of wine.” His response was, “what has that got to do with me?” Kinda rude, don’t you think? But she turned to the servents and said, “Do whatever he tells you to do.” She knew her son. She had made a request, and knew that he could, and would, fulfill it.
The story doesn’t end there. There were other times when they were together. One of the greatest was at the cross. “Behold, your mother. Behold, your son.” If she had had other children, why would this have been called for? Also, we are told that she was with the apostles and other believer’s (amounting to 120 persons) on the day of penticost. She, too, received the Holy Spirit on that day. We know nothing of her life after that. But one can see how full her life was. Her son was, and is, our redeemer. She is the queen mother, mother of the King. And her advice to us is the same as the advice she gave to the servents at the wedding feast in Cana. “Do whatever HE tells you.”