Monday, December 25

Luke 2:15- 20 (KJV)

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

There might have been plenty of treasures under your tree this year. From clothing to technological gadgets to handmade treasures made by little hands. For many, treasures abound on Christmas day.

I invite you to focus on one particular verse in todays’ reading. 

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Her treasures came in still moments after shepherds came to adore the Christ-child. As she held her son, she quietly stored all of the last few days in her heart. 

She treasured the child as she stroked his soft head, counted little fingers and toes, and help him warm in her arms. No doubt Mary also treasured the days ahead, the days that this child, Savior of all, would bring to us. 

I pray your most beloved treasure is that of the christ-child born today.

Pray: Quiet my heart, Lord. Help me to store all of your love in my heart,
and recognize that you are the true treasure. Amen