On Pondering

When I awoke this morning, I didn’t bounce out of bed as I usually do, but I let the day slowly engage me, as I lay, eyes closed, and thought on a scripture that had come into my head, immediately on my waking.

“But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19

Pondering is a good thing, for all of us, although I am positive no one has ever had such mysterious happenings in their lives as did Mary. Surely, she didn’t quite understand this overshadowing, this “impossible” pure pregnancy, the birth in Bethlehem, angels speaking in the heavens, shepherds visiting, and a steady star piercing the night and lighting the stable. She pondered it all. She kept it in her heart. No doubt she gazed at baby Jesus…and what? What on earth did she think? How did she rationalize such an occurence? Did she have a spiritual understanding? One thing we know: she pondered it all.

No, none of us will ever have such things to ponder, but all of us have our own mysteries, our own revelations and visions. Inevitably, we keep some things close to our hearts, think long on them, and ponder their meaning, their significance, their influence on our lives.


About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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5 Responses to On Pondering

  1. Mary sure had a lot to ponder on, just think… she had to give her son back to the death and look how he was cruisified too.
    Pondering matures us in our thoughts and well being if we apply it correctly. It helps us to accept the ununderstanding in our life. The danger to get depressed exists when we ponder and we should work hard to stay positive through our pondering.

  2. inhisgrace says:

    i was always a little worried about pondering too much. but i guess it really depends on what i’m pondering 🙂 blessed week to you.

  3. helenl says:

    Lovely devotional. We all have things to ponder. Sometimes we get too busy. We need to slow down.

  4. writeathome says:

    I believe God wants us to stop and take time and think about where we are going in life and if the decisions we’re making are drawing us closer to Him.

    Pro 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
    Pro 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

  5. Shirley says:

    Hello, everybody. Thanks for your comments.

    Take it slow and easy today. Think, ponder…especially on the goodness of God.


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