The limitless God passes through His limited people to do the spectacular. It happened then, and it is happening now. I Am Mary tells the story of two biblical women— earthen vessels with the treasure, Christ, inside—and shares some current testimonies as well, demonstrating that God’s power has not diminished.
Mary of Bethany became a resolute follower of Jesus. She had a stubborn love for the Lord. She could not leave His presence, not even to cook Him a meal! Somehow, even though this was before the transaction of the cross that made us one with Christ, Mary was so close to Jesus that she got a hint of what it meant to be made one with Christ. She became a picture of the church.
Mary, mother of John Mark: Pentecost brought the move of the Holy Spirit so palpably to God’s community in the early days that even an arrogant king like Herod got taught a lesson. Those were indeed fascinating days when the raw power of God came down undiluted. The arrest of Peter by a daring Herod did stir up holy indignation in someone like Mary. She rose with boldness to open her house for the brethren to gather and call heaven down in fervent prayer. What happened in the prison that night could convince any doubter that heaven does open at the request of God’s saints on earth.