Luke 2:19

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But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. - Luke 2:19

Dear Jesus,

What was your mother pondering when she peered at you in the manger with shepherds arriving and gawking at you.  She knew she was a virgin.  She knew you were God made out of her flesh.  She knew you were her son and her creator.  She knew so many things and so few things all at he same time. She didn't know how you would live through trouble.  She didn't know how you would die and rise again.  She didn't know how she would fare being your mom.  Her heart must have been so full that the thoughts just spilled over the edges.  What a blessed life she experienced to have had the most intimate connection to you.  Thank you for creating her and then choosing her to be your Alma Mater.  Your choice brought me salvation.  Help me to treasure all these thoughts in my heart too. So, I realize how rich I am without having owned anything. 

Amen

Pastor Don Patterson

God took on the same flesh as us.  Is there a bigger mind blowing thought?