“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Luke 2:19-20
Mary’s life had been totally changed. She went from living and breathing and being consumed with her upcoming nuptials to Joseph, to living and breathing and being consumed with her role as mother to the Son of God.
She had witnessed angels and amazing events and miracles, but on this night of nights she saw the biggest miracle of all. Mary beheld the face of God.
The angel had told Joseph that he would be called Immanuel, “God with us”, and when she looked into this beautiful Baby’s face, she knew. God had come to earth and Mary was gazing into the eyes of the Lord of Lords and Savior of the World.
Then the shepherds came with their stories and soon Wise Men from the east followed the star. And Mary took all these miracles and tucked them away in her heart. There were coming days when people would speak terrible things about this Child. He was going to be hated, mistreated, mocked, spit on, beaten, and crucified. Those horrible events were going to pierce her heart over and over. But during those awful moments she would be able to pull out of her treasure house the truth that she had hidden away.
We can hide truth in our hearts also. We read, study, memorize, and place God’s Word in our hearts and minds, because there are so often times of trials and tribulations and we need an arsenal of defense at the ready as well.