Mommy friends… I just wanted share with you something that stood out to me this morning in my quiet time reading the bible. I wanted to read the birth story, it was on my heart this morning and I was drawn to these particular passages below. I’m in awe of Mary… I can’t even imagine being committed to someone and then have an Angel appear to me and say – guess what, and God wants it this way. WOW… the faith that would take. But then… reading this… all about the Shepherds and they are amazed, in awe, waiting, searching… listening to the Angel themselves… proclaiming…. but do you see what Mary does?
Mary treasures these things and ponders them in her heart… what a mother! Some days I want to shout from the rooftops, what amazing children I have. Some days, I want to hang them from the rooftops… I wonder if Mary ever felt like that with perfect little boy Jesus? But, going back… she has this son, the savior of the world --- that certainly outweighs whatever art project my kids bring home to put on the fridge or learning to tie their shoes or whatever amazing thing I think they’ve done… so this Son, this Savior, this child that would grow to be a man, preach, heal, raise the dead, calm raging seas, Hang – on the cross for our sins… She treasures up all these things, these stories of Emmanuel and ponders them in her heart. What an amazing Mother!
Then I realized; I am an amazing mother, because I ponder, I worry, I pray quietly, I store up quietly in my heart for them… about who mine will be, how they will serve God, the big and little things they will do… I’ve been blessed to become a mother – just like Mary, not to the Savior of the world… but to his children. I am humbled today, blessed today by these thoughts.
I have an amazing mother too… my friends, you are amazing mothers… sit and ponder that in your hearts today…