…But Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
Mary watched, listened, and let the thoughts and feelings settle deep. She didn’t stop at shallow assumptions. She waited, sometimes painfully, as things unfolded.
Perhaps that’s why God chose her to be the mother of Jesus…
To “keep these things in my heart and ponder them often” is a rich discipline I aspire to. I don’t need to immediately say everything I’m thinking and feeling. Sometimes I need to wait.
Lord, help me endure the pressure.