Mary’s of the Bible 5

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 5

Luke 2:19

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

The Thought

This verse follows Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus and the visit of the shepherds after their angelic visitation. We in the western world cannot really imagine those times; the life style, the difficulties that people encountered in normal life, and we certainly cannot imagine having shepherds, (and later kings) visiting an unknown young mother soon after she had given birth to her child.

This verse tells us that Mary thought much about these things that she had witnessed.

She had much to ponder on; the angelic visitation, the truth of her pregnancy, the birth of her baby who looked ordinary, although she and Joseph knew he wasn’t!

She must have remembered the visit of the Shepherds who had been startled and excited to receive a visit of angels. They visited the young family, and consequently became the first ever evangelists (Luke 2:18).

Following after the shepherds there was the visit of the magi (or kings) who brought very expensive treasures for this newborn king. After their visit Joseph was warned in a dream to flee from Herod’s jealousy (Matthew 2:13). So they made the long trip south west to Egypt where Herod would have no authority.

It is interesting that they went to Egypt from where there ancestors had miraculously escaped slavery hundreds of years preciously.


Thank God for that miraculous moment in History when His plans for the redemption of mankind began to be realized. Those plans are first mentioned in Genesis 3:13 just after Adam’s sin. Read that chapter today and be encouraged.

Rejoice that God has never changed His mind, and that His plans for the end of history will be fulfilled as He wants, just as they were at the beginning. Nothing the enemy ever tries to do will stop what God has planned for those who follow His Son. Hallelujah!

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