Keeping Christmas

Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! Luke 1: 46-47 But Mary pondered all these things in her heart. Luke 2:19

Mary seems to have experienced triumphant joy and pondering joy. It’s entirely appropriate to be excited about feeling the presence of God and to respond with praise. We should enjoy all that Christmas means and pour our hearts into it. It’s important to hold on to the truth behind our felt responses to the season and to keep thinking about it’s significance after the immediate feelings of joy and celebration pass.

Lord, let Christmas be something I keep and ponder.