Christmas Devotional: To Treasure
Welcome to Luke Chapter 2, where we are partway through the Christmas Story! We're starting from verse 16, where a host of angels have just told the shepherds that Jesus our Saviour will be born...
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.
Sometimes we can find ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of our lives - especially in the countdown to Christmas. We can forget to take time to be still, think, 'treasure' and remember who God is and why we celebrate Christmas at all.
These verses and the way that Mary 'treasures' and stores the glorious moment of Jesus' birth in her heart reminds us that it is good for us too to store up evidence of God's goodness in our own hearts, so that we can remain strong in our faith. Our identity is secure in Him!
We can find and store up our own 'treasure' by reading the Bible, where we can see God's character.
It is so encouraging to remember His past provision and goodness, and know that we can have hope and confidence in the future because God is good and He loves us.
Mia & Emily
Mia & Emily go to school in Cambridge and are part of the same church family as Lucy, Hannie, Emma and Katrina. They love sleepovers, Great British Bake-Off and reading the Bible together as 'study buddies'!