Monday, September 26, 2011

Stored all these things in her heart

Twice now we have read where the mother of Jesus treasured the things about Jesus in her heart. I am always touched when I read these words, because we all know she is going to cling to these treasured memories.

Reading these words I felt like God was giving her a gift to realize that one day she would need these treasures badly. Treasures of the day the shepherds came and how the angel had told them about the sweet baby and how the angel was joined by a vast host of others praising God! Imagine the memory of this being about your baby.

Today, it was the time that a mother and father lost their 12 year old son. How? Well they were leaving Jerusalem after the Passover festival heading home and probably thought that Jesus was walking with friends or other family. Three days later they finally found him in the temple; I would think today a lot of parents would be so happy to find their son at the church worshipping and learning, but still they had lost their son for 3 days. The worry, the concern, the heartache for fear of what had happened and what did Jesus say? But why did you need to search? Didn't you know I would be in my Father's house? Well, He was Jesus, but they were still His parents and I just know that this mom was proud, but at the same time wanted to hurt Him! Yet, she stored these in her heart. I imagine the things she stored were the love of the moment of realizing what Jesus picked, the awe of realizing who are son was, the laughter of mom didn't you know, the sadness of realizing who He was, and yet the fear of what was ahead.

Original words of Hebrew meant she would keep these things continually treasured for herself. She would keep all of these wonderful thoughts deep inside her heart knowing just how special her son was and is...

What do we treasure in our heart? Do we realize how special Jesus is to us? Do we keep the things of Jesus continually in our heart to ponder? Let us learn from His mother to keep these special moments continually in our heart!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

lin said...

Debbie, thank you for your sweet words of faith -- what a blessing!

May God's love always be in your heart.

In unity,