Pondering Christmas

But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19 (ESV)

Mary had no idea what was coming when she said “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be to me according to your word.” She had no idea what was coming when Simeon told her that her heart would be pierced. She had to wrap her mind around angels, shepherds, and mangers, not as someone else’s story but as the story she was living. Pondering our stories and treasuring our God moments prepares our hearts ready for whatever is coming next in our stories.

Lord, guide my pondering heart.