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Luke 2:19, 41-52

Father, thank You for Jesus and the life I have in Him!


Something in Luke’s account has struck me twice now, Lord:

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (v 19 NIV)

… But His mother treasured all these things in her heart” (v 51 NIV)

Prior to this time, over twelve years before this day in the temple courts, this same woman had responded to the news of Your plans for her with, “I am the Lord’s servant.  May it be to me as you have said” (Luke 1:38 NIV).  Then, her journey with You began.

You chose a simple woman at a young age to be a vessel for Your ultimate gift of love for this world.  By Your Spirit, that gift was conceived in her.  She was encouraged by others who had received, believed and accepted Your promises too.  She sat in humble awe as You brought forth Your Gift from within her and others came to experience His arrival.  She was inspired with hope as she heard the prophesies and blessings from longtime followers of You, those who had longed for and anticipated this Gift of Yours.  You continued to entrust this Gift to her care as His nature grew, broadened, and deepened.  So much to ponder …and to wonder just what an extraordinary God saw in an ordinary young woman.

Sometimes, I can really relate to Mary.  I see what You’ve been unfolding in my life over the years and am often in such awe that all I CAN do is to “treasure all these things in [my] heart.”  At a young age, You planted the seed of a love relationship with You into my heart.  You encouraged its growth in me through others who loved and served You.  A day came when what I’d been learning about You became more than knowledge, as I experienced new birth and began a personal relationship with You.  Others have tasted and shared in this love of Yours in my heart.  Still others have inspired hope and faithfulness, as Your character within me continues to develop and mature.

May the Savior, birthed by Mary and who brought my rebirth, be formed in me until He, Jesus, is who is seen more than me.  Amen.

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