But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. -Luke 2:19, KJV
The song “Mary, Did You Know” asks several questions about what Mary knew about her newborn Son before He grew up.
For most of those questions, the answer is basically “yes.” She may not have understood the full depth of things nor known of the specifics of how it would happen, but she thought about it.
She and Joseph wondered at shepherds and wealthy foreigners coming to visit this baby of hers. She heard prophecies about this boy growing up to bring peace and healing to faithful people of God, taking over the government, and suffering for the sins of the world.
And what does she do hearing all of this?
. . . but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. -Luke 2:51b
May we be a people who treasure God’s Word in our hearts and minds, pondering them and sharing the good news that Jesus has come to take away our sins, as prophesied, and is prophesied to come again for the full redemption of His faithful servants.
Lord Jesus, give us a love for Your Word, teaching us to memorize Scripture and share Your love and forgiveness, as well as Your immanent return.