Joys of Our Lady
The Joys of Our Lady focuses on the seven joys of Mary as a counter to the well known seven sorrows of Mary. The seven joys are; The Annunciation The Birth of Jesus The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple The finding of the boy Jesus in the Temple The Resurrection of Jesus The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven The Crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven
God the Father willed it that Jesus the light of the world should come forth through Mary
First of all, the birth of our King is in the fulfilment of God’s will
Also, you too can hold God inside your hearts
In addition, you will find the way, Jesus is the Way.
The Birth of Jesus
Inside the stable, Mary waited for her Son Jesus to be born
How she desired to see His face before her
For the nine months before His beating heart touched her heart
Most noteworthy, the Breath of Yahweh filled Mary with the power of the Holy Spirit
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to present Him to the high priest;
Simeon receives Him with great joy
Because he knows inside his heart that this is the One he has been waiting for
Also, he knows that the blessing of Heaven is unfolding upon Jesus,
Consequently, the prophetic words; “This Child will see the rise and fall of many” are uttered.
Finding of the boy Jesus in the Temple
Mary and Joseph went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
Also, when Jesus was twelve years old, he went up with them
After the festival was over, they returned, but Jesus remained in Jerusalem
Therefore, Mary and Joseph were worried as they went back to Jerusalem, searching for him;
They found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers,
Listening to them and asking questions.
The Resurrection of Jesus
The women went to the tomb on the first day of the week, at dawn,
The stone was rolled away from the opening. So, they entered,
The body of the Lord Jesus was not there. They were amazed.
Suddenly, two men in dazzling garments stood before them
“Why look for the living among the dead? You won’t find him here. He is risen.
The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven
When it was time for Mary to leave behind her legacy of love
She went on in the fulfilment of the will of God the Father
To be inside Heaven opening up; her flesh being renewed, her spirit refreshed forever
Mary ascended upwardly. Consequently, she was consumed in the Light
Crowning of Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Jesus placed the crown of Heaven on Mary’s head in the gaze of God the Father
Love flowed around her in the power of the Holy Spirit
In addition, all of Heaven was in awe and reverence in the stillness
Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven.
In conclusion, Mary wants to be Queen of all of our hearts