“Words that are worth saving”
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. —Luke 2:19
Read Luke 2:8-20
A messenger came from heaven to announce Christ’s birth to mankind, and the angels sang their praises in honour of Christ’s birth. But only some poor, despised shepherds heard the glorious message. They were looking for the Messiah. We read the an-gel’s message, “Unto you is born…” while the glory of the Lord shone round about them. The shepherds were afraid when they saw the glory because they realized they could not exist before the majesty of God. But the Lord then says through his messengers, “Fear not.” The shepherds did not have to fear because of the Saviour’s work; He came to establish peace between God and men. When they heard this message, the shepherds went to see the Saviour for themselves. Upon their arrival in Bethlehem, they told Mary and Joseph all that God had done for them.
According to the world’s standards we are much wealthier than the shepherds. But do you know the Child of Bethlehem as your Saviour? Do you share the message about the Christ Child to those around you? Do you glorify God and praise His name for everything you have heard and seen? Mary meditated upon the words told her by the shepherds, and she pondered them in her heart.
What does verse 19 point us to?