“But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” — Luke 2:19 There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three powers of her being: her memory—she kept all these things; her affections—she kept them in her heart; her intellect—she pondered them; so that memory, affection, and understanding, were all exercised about the things which she had heard.” Charles Spurgeon
“Mary did you know that your baby boy would some day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters….?” Kathy Mattea – When the angel spoke to Mary, she did not understand or comprehend what role she would have in God’s plan. But she did not say no. She pondered in her heart. She didn’t call her mother, friends, or relatives. She was alone with God, thinking about what would happen to her. In the book “Two for Galilee” by Marjorie Holmes, the author lets you see how the town gossiped about Mary and Joseph. How Mary’s family had doubts about her character. Sometimes things happen to us or our family. We are just alone with God to ponder and wait to see what God will work out for us. We stand on what the Holy Scriptures say “And we know that all things work together for good to them who love the Lord…”Romans 8:28. Don’t give up on your situation. Ponder and wait on God.
Mary has been the subject of much art work, jewelry, and statues. In all of them, there is a peaceful, meek, submissive quality seen in her face. She is the handmaiden of the Lord. She can be a role model for us in her acceptance of God’s design for her life. Even the post office uses her image from art on collectible stamps and pins.
The link below is for the stamp image at the top of the page.