Where is your treasure? What do you value the highest? What do you take with you everywhere?
Luke 2:19 says, "but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often." What are "all these things?"
For Mary I could only guess from the text she might have played back the series of events that have brought her to that moment of reflection ... the angel's appearance in Luke 1:26-38, the visit with Elizabeth and the knowledge that she and Elizabeth are forever connected by the little boys they carry in the womb, her song of joy and faith (Luke 1:46-55), the trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus in the stable and the visit of the shepherds.
The Scriptures about all of this reveal a Mary that seems to be calm and reflective in the midst of what, for most of us, would be events that bring anxiety, fear and a mind that is racing with possibilities. "What will the neighbors say?" "How will Joseph and I provide for him?" "How does a 14 year old girl become a mother?" "What is this child that brings peace and calm to his mother in the midst of all of this?" "How do I keep my promise to God to be open and used by Him?"
I am challenged by that last question, because of all of those thoughts, that should be the one I keep in my heart and think about often. It is a question for every day. The answer answers another question ... where and what is my treasure? Randy