“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
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.” (Luke 2:13-20)
The story of Jesus’ birth is always inspiring; no matter how many times you’ve heard it. But what I love most is how something new seems to pop-out each time scripture is read.
Notice with me… Mary “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Speaking to our memories and experiences, this verse reminds me to keep close to my heart all the wonderful experiences of 2012. Pondering each and treasuring all.
As we look to a new year, and close out the old, take this month to “glorify and praise God for all the things you’ve heard and seen.” Enjoy time with family and friends, celebrating the birth of our Savior. More importantly, take this opportunity to share the meaning of Christmas with others.