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Present in the Proceedings

By: Chris Gordon, Senior Director of Family Ministries

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

– Luke 2:19

Sweet Mary: a young girl, with an unbelievable story around her pregnancy. What thoughts she must have had in those months leading up to the birth of the Savior of the world. Her experience—according to the Gospel writer—is a whirlwind of events. As modern-day readers, we get few opportunities to peek into her thoughts as the proceedings play out before her, just as the angel of the Lord said they would.
I love that Luke includes this small verse in his version of the story.
This one little note, reminding us of the amazing young woman Mary was. Post-childbirth–as the stable fills with visiting shepherds and those curious passersby who receive the Good News of the Messiah—Mary takes a moment to observe the proceedings. It conjures up images of a mother sitting back and surveying the landscape of all that has occurred…a promise, a journey, a birth, a celebration.
Mary is intentionally present in the midst of the miracle.

In the busy-ness of this season, may you find a moment to consider the here and now: to be present in the proceedings. May you find PEACE in a deep breath, or JOY in a memory in the making. Be intentional as you look for the miracles unfolding around you today, and may you celebrate them as they are revealed to you.