Pondering Christmas

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19 (NIV)

The initial impact of God being born as a baby complete with angelic announcements and worshipping magi must have been an amazing and joyful experience. Mary probably spent the rest of her life trying to wrap her head around that night as bits and pieces of its importance unfolded. Each Christmas offers each of us personal opportunities to treasure and ponder the significance of Jesus in our lives.

Lord, lead my pondering heart to a deeper, more personal understanding of You.