21 Days Of Christmas: Pondering

Christmas is pondering. It should be a time when we hit the pause button in life. A time to slow down and reflect, to stop and think. A time to look back as we consider moving forward. That’s what Mary did. In response to the shepherds’ declarations concerning the events of that night, “…Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.” She meditated. She deliberated. She contemplated meanings and significance. She assigned value and worth to the moment and tucked it away in her heart like a precious jewel. Slow down this holiday season. Don’t let yourself get so busy with presents and parties that you have no time left to ponder. Be intentional and make time to simply reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Get alone with God. Spend time in prayer. Spend time in His Word. Rediscover the treasure that is the Savior.