Week 26, Day 4,
June 30, 2022
“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19, TNIV)
“Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.” (Luke 2:51, TNIV)
Treasuring and pondering Jesus.
Mary treasured and pondered Jesus. I think that is discipleship in it simplest form. Certainly we would add to the list. But treasuring Jesus and pondering him are certainly important elements to our growth in Christ.
Mary takes it all in. This child of mine, miraculously conceived, will change everything. He will bring peace and be known as God with us.
We have children that frequently all we can do is treasure and ponder as well.
Often, I think, how can someone I love so much drive me this crazy?
I treasure them, but I am bewildered by them also.
I’ve digressed, a bit. But I think the treasuring and pondering on Mary’s part grows out of sincere love for her son, and an excited heart at all that God will do through him.
Let’s take time today, to treasure and ponder Jesus. Consider his love for us. Consider his ways. Consider his mercy and grace.
Treasure and ponder Jesus.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.