“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
I have said it before and I will say it again, This Christian walk is not an easy path! Good times come and bad times whirl; “it is not easy being green.” So what is the answer to living life and not caving in?
You have just given birth to the Savior of the world. Shepherds and Kings arrive daily to bow before the King of Kings and Lord of Lord. You smile down at your pride and joy as he lays sleeping, warm and safe in your arms. Life is joyous. And yet you know, it will not always be like this. Your precious bundle of joy will rock the world and not all will be pleased. You snuggle him a little closer. Drink in his baby smells. Caress his downy head so soft and new. Feel him mold into your body as you hold him tight. And at the same time your heart rejoices and cries, holds on to and lets go and you bury down deep within you all that you will need to carry you through this journey.
That is how Mary survived and thrived; she stored up for those desolate days.
Be prepare, my dear friends, if you love the Lord…..the world will not be pleased with you. Just a fact; says it all over the Bible. Life confirms it. But do not fear, for the Lord has made a way and his mother shows us how; store up! Read the Word, pray, worship, grow in relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit. Get away from the TV/electronics, get out of the house, get out of your car, and be out in the world that God created. See the faces of His children, marvel at His rivers, trees, mountains, plains, wonder at the birds that fly, look into the giant brown eyes of a horse, smell the earth as it changes seasons, and store it all up within you.
Mary knew that there would be a day when she would need all that she treasured in her heart. Friends, there will be days for us too. If you store up now, the God of the universe will hold you up then. Learn from His Momma.
With Great Love,