But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19
This verse fills me with deep adoration. It speaks to me.
Considering the magnitude of what happened in the young life of Mary recorded in the gospel of Luke, she certainly had much to ponder.
A visit from an archangel tells her she will become pregnant while pure, with a promise and sacred trust to carry and rear God’s Son.
Her blessed response, “I am the handmaiden of the Lord, may it be done to me according to your word.” The Bible tells us she then went with haste to visit her older cousin Elizabeth, who had become pregnant while barren, with the forerunner to the promised Messiah baby.
The word pondering means to confer with one self. Meditate.
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord. (1:45)
She pondered and treasured and stored in her heart. She preserved the precious and sought the deeper part of her experience.
As the year shuts, I need to ponder on the Mighty One who has done great things for me. How about you? May we take time together and pause in the divinity of the God of wonder.
I will be taking a sabbatical break from posting for the next few weeks, but first extend grateful wishes to you for a blessed holy day. Thank you for the faithful visits, kind comments, and emails. I appreciate every one.
I hope you will find a pondering place and allow the amazing goodness of God to steep within your heart during this blessed time. . . .