Seeing Through Mary’s Eyes

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2:19
So many things to treasure and ponder.
A life-changing miraculous message from the angel.
Her cousin, barren and old, carrying a child at the same time.
Joseph’s grace.
Forced travel at the time of delivery.
No room in the inn.
Jesus lying in a feed trough.
An unexpected visit from shepherds with stories of angels and hallelujah choruses.
Prophetic words from Simeon and Anna at the temple.
Magi bearing gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh, and worship.
Escaping to Bethlehem at night, after Joseph’s nightmare.
Returning to Israel, settling in Nazareth.
All this recorded in Scripture, during the first few years of His life.
What about those things not recorded?
The wonder of watching Jesus learn to crawl, talk, walk.
The joy of Him laughing and playing with brothers and sisters.
Seeing him grow and learn Joseph’s trade of carpentry.
Not to mention His life and ministry, death and resurrection.
Much to treasure.
Much to ponder.
From the moment Jesus enters our lives, everything is worth treasuring and pondering in our hearts.
The biblical word heart can best be defined as the combination of our mind, will, and emotion.

How is Jesus affecting your thoughts and desires? Is He transforming your feelings?

Our Lord is purposeful in all He does.
Everything becomes a wonder when He is the center of our lives.
Consider how He is working in your life.
Like Mary, never lose sight of the miracle of Jesus being born in your heart.
For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6
Carol Weaver
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