There is much confusion today over Mary, the mother of Jesus. Just what part does she play in the life of the church? What role should she play? If we stick with the Bible, we will find Mary to be an incredible woman of faith who knew the Scriptures and used them to define her life and beliefs. Mary’s understanding of her place in history, her understanding of Scripture, and her persevering trust in God despite adverse circumstances make her a model for us of a deep and abiding faith in God.