I have always cherished the picture of Mary as she gazed into the face of her new born son. What joy and awe she must have felt at the gift she had been given. She heard this same excitement in the words of the shepherds. I believe, in that moment she realized how very important Jesus was going to be to the world. The scripture below says that she pondered all these things in her heart. Said another way, she made sure to hide each moment in her heart. What a beautiful way to be able to celebrate the best moments of ĺife.
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 2:16-20 NIV
What type of things do you hide in your heart? Are they things that you openly share with others or are they things you save for private reflection?