Mary Needed the Spirit

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Acts 1:14

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”

In the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, there were 120 men and women obediently waiting to “receive power from on high” which had been promised by Jesus (see Luke 24:49). Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her other sons, were there that day in the assembly of faith-filled disciples.

During the earthly ministry of Jesus, His mother must have been proud of Him, marveled at His miracles, and was amazed at His wisdom and teachings. But, we can imagine, she was also worried about the threats of the religious leaders against someone so brash as to call God His Father, and to equate Himself with God!

At the foot of the Cross, her pain and grief must have overwhelmed her to the point that she must not have been able to stand or walk without assistance from John, the beloved disciple and friend of Jesus.

The Good News of the Resurrection on the third day must have been unbelievable until she witnessed Him herself. Can you imagine what she said to her other children, and how they might have responded?

We know one thing for sure though. Mary and her other sons were compelled by their hope and joy to wait in the Upper Room to receive the One with Power Jesus sent!


Ask the Father to fill you more full of His power, joy and hope through His Holy Spirit living in you.

Mary needed the Spirit. So do we.

Dive Deeper: Study Acts 1; Luke 24:49.