I’ve joined my blogging friends for a new facet of my blog, called His Encouragement, inspiring scriptures shared each Thursday. My hope and my prayer is that these scriptures each week will bless your heart and encourage your soul.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19 KJV
This past weekend, I had the privilege of playing the part of Mary in our church’s recent Walk Through Bethlehem- a live recreation of the city of Bethlehem when Christ was born. Several times as I sat in the stable waiting for guests to walk by, I began to ponder what it might have been like for Mary.
There’s a song I like to sing as a special around Christmas time called “Heaven’s Child.” One of the lines goes like this, “She rocked her tiny baby to warm him from the cold, hardly what she pictured in the prophecies of old.”
I don’t know all of what was running through Mary’s mind that night. I’m sure she was thinking of the message the angel gave her. She marveled at the story the shepherds told, imagine them explaining how they found out about the baby!
Every new mom holds their baby and thinks about the future. What kind of person their child is going to grow up to be? What kind of impression will they leave on the world? But Mary already knew. The angel told her that her baby was the Son of God and would be the Savior of all Mankind!
So, like Mary, this Christmas amidst all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to ponder the Christ-child– the true reason of the season. Remember why he came!
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