Monday, December 16, 2013

choosing to treasure...

December 16, 2013
Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart

Great and miraculous things had happened to Mary in the short span of nine months. Her life had become greatly altered by the hand of God and in such a way that there was no doubt to her that they were miracles preformed by Him. God had touched her life. She purposed in her heart not to forget any of it. The definition of treasure as it is used in this verse is “to keep or regard as precious; value highly.” This is what Mary did for the memories of what God had done for her. She regarded them as precious, meaning she didn’t just forget about them in the midst of her everyday life. She also didn’t allow the difficulties associated with them to cloud or cover up the preciousness of her memories. Mary in her heart knew that God and His miracles were worth more than to allow the hardships of life to dim the blessings of it. Do we? Granted we won’t have miracles like or as big as Mary’s but we would be lying if we said nothing miraculous had ever happened to us. It has. Miracles happen everyday. The key is do we choose to regard them as precious and treasure them in our hearts so that we won’t forget them or allow the hardships of life to overshadow them.   

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