Monday, April 25, 2011


Alone.  Alone with my thoughts and my feelings.  Alone in a crowd of a more than a thousand people,   pondering Christ.  Yes pondering as Mary pondered Jesus' birth and all that surrounded it, I am pondering Christ's death and all that it means to me.

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

Mary pondered as a mother, I am pondering as a child.  Mary pondered those who came, I ponder those who have rejected.  Mary pondered what might be to come, I ponder what has already happened.  Mary pondered the wonder of a virgin birth, I ponder the cruel death on a cross.  Mary pondered the lifetime of her child, I ponder eternity because of that child.  Mary pondered unsure, I ponder with certainty.  Mary pondered with hope for the here and now, I ponder with hope for the eternal.  Mary pondered in a stable, I ponder at my church.  Mary pondered a babe, I ponder a Savior.

Have you pondered Christ lately?  Take a few moments and think on Him.  Ponder in your heart.

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  1. I have been trying to spend time each day really sitting down and focusing on Jesus and what He means to me. Great reminder!

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  2. I think the time to sit and ponder gets lost in the busyness of our lives. I have recently had some sweet times of solitude to just sit and ponder on God's Word and it is such a blessing. Thanks for sharing this sweet and gentle reminder of a joy we may be missing!

  3. This is a beautiful post. I've been caught up in the hectic way of life, and I haven't really stopped to praise Him and ponder His Word lately. I definitely will tonight. Thanks for reminding me how just much His sacrifce for us means. :)

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