There are plenty of jokes about the song, Mary Did You Know?

You've read them or watched them, possibly laughed at them.

But I feel the need to add my voice to the clamor. Every time I hear the song, I think of the powerful and prophetic words that flowed from the brave heart of a teenage girl thousands of years ago in a culture that devalued women, and did the unthinkable to unmarried pregnant teenagers.

So, yes, yes ... Mark Lowry, writer of the song ... Mary really did know.

And in a culture that silenced women and still silences them today, especially in the church, she let the whole world know that forever and ever the world would call her blessed. Because she knew.

Oh, Mary knew, friends.

Mary knew.