December 23, 2020
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19
Sometimes, we let our thoughts of what Christmas should look like interfere with what it is all about. Mary’s baby was not born in a perfectly prepared location. Yet Mary treasured what lay before her, not just the gifts of the Magi but also the truth of who Jesus was. She allowed herself to ponder (consider, weigh, reflect on) these things in her heart.
This Christmas I am going to give intentional moments to those in my heart. Take some time to reflect on the people God has placed around me. The ones who lift me up when I am in need, and those He has placed to challenge me and help me grow. I will treasure the blessings God has given, including His precious son, Jesus.
Dear God, we know December can be the busiest month of the year. Please help us slow down and reflect on everything You have given us. Help us treasure our blessings and give thanks for Your Son, Jesus.