I remember vividly after the birth of each one of my four children having a significant moment when I just pondered the miracle that had taken place in my life. The moment came after all the preparation, all the rearranging of schedules, all the excitement, all the time spent picking a name and just after I had my first day alone with my baby. It was a moment that would just come and I would just have to take some time and sift through the events of recent days and months.............I just pondered how gracious God was to give me this gift of a child.
One of the most significant actions I see in Mary, the mother of Jesus is that she had a moment just like what I am describing to you.
The Bible says:
"But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." Luke 2:19
From the rooftop:
After Mary had been visited by an angel and told that she, a virgin, would bear the Savior of the World....................
After Mary married a man that was not the father of the baby she carried
After she had endured stares and I am sure ridicule from family and friends
After she had traveled on a donkey a far distance
After she had been refused a place to stay
After she had given birth to a baby in a place where animals reside
She was visited by visitors that had been sent there by God
.............Then she pondered all that God had done and what had taken place in her life.
The scripture said all these things were a treasure in her heart and she quietly pondered them. The question I have for me and you is, have we treasured the things that God has spoken to us, done for us and designed for us in our hearts.
We are at the beginning of the Christmas season. Don't you think it would be good to take a different approach this year and ponder the miracles and things God has done in our life and then ask Him to visibly show us Himself each day until His birthday. I am going to give it a try.
Merry Christmas, In Jesus Name.
I love you,