2. “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:15-19
I love this verse because it gives us a glimpse of Mary’s heart as a mother. I can’t imagine what she was feeling as she carried Jesus all those months and then finally found a place to give birth after a long and difficult journey. I’m sure she was scared and unsure of her surroundings, but I also believe that God gave her a true peace that surpassed her understanding. In the midst of all the animal sounds and smells around her–all the exhaustion–all the pressure that would come with birthing and raising the Savior of the world–she chose to treasure the moment. So awesome and inspiring!
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