Mary is one of those bible characters that we really didn't hear much of. Sure, growing up almost every Christian child gets introduced to Mary via the nativity story. It's always hilarious seeing little kids dress up as Mary and Joseph and replay the scene of the nativity - the appearance of the angel, going up to Bethlehem for the census and eventually giving birth to Jesus in the inn.
But many times as we grow older, the role & character of Mary somehow just seeps away. But I often think of how technically the entire Christianity rested on her - this teenage girl who was probably excited about getting married and living a normal life - now forced to make huge life changing decisions.
In looking at her rather few appearances in the bible, there's so many lessons to be drawn from it and I think it'll be great to examine what we can pick up.