Treasured/Monday, December 21, 2015

Luke 2:19-20 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Commentary: To me, this is one of the most tender verses in Scripture. The word for “treasure” also means to “conserve”, and “ponder” has the sense of “put together or process” to use psychological language. Mary is the custodian of an amazing moment in God’s relationship with the world. This verse suggests that she spent her whole life trying to understand it, to make sense of what she experienced.

To Ponder: Is there an event or a relationship in your life that you still struggle to understand? Is there a memory that is particularly precious to you? Honor this memory and the mystery in your life today.

CeeLo Green, in a departure from his usual style, recorded this ballad reflecting on Mary.

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