My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Monday, January 2, 2012
A Mother's Ponderings
But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.
(Luke 2:19 NASB)
And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.
(Luke 2:33 NASB)
And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
(Luke 2:51 NASB)
Mary had been told what kind of baby she would be carrying but the
reality of that was far beyond her wildest imagination. Day by day she
cared for this little boy and many a day he was an ordinary boy and yet
there were moments when he was extraordinary. Mary seems to soak it all
in. She doesn't try to explain it away, but rather, by faith she
thinks, she ponders, she is amazed and she treasurers in her heart the
things she sees and hears.
There are times in our walk when we should also simply ponder. Too
often we want the answers right now. It would take years for Mary to
see the full story of her some come to fruition, and yet, along the way,
she didn't write him off, but continued to have faith.
It's the New Year and there are many who want to make predictions
about the future and what is going to happen in this year. Predictions
of the future are often based on past track record. Eventually Mary's
prediction that Jesus could do something about the wine problem at a
wedding was based on the things that she had pondered in her heart
during past experiences.
We may not understand all that is happening around us but God does.
May we take time in this new year to ponder the things that we
experience and learn to see the hand of God in the ordinary.
Lord, thank you for the moments each day that simply inspire awe -- and ponderings. Amen.