Treasure - Advent Devotional @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Mary copes admirably with the purpose God has for her life, and she seems to be taking it all in her stride, praising God and letting nothing faze her. For a young, first-time mother so much of what took place must have been daunting and frightening and there are hints in the details of her story that it wasn’t all smooth sailing. But Mary held fast to the reassurance given by the angel and stored away for herself memories of comfort and encouragement. The simplicity of Luke’s comment in verse 19 (below) hints at a woman building reserves of gratitude and appreciation.

Loving God, awaken me to the wonders and blessings You share with me each day. Strengthen me to build my reserve of gratitude and praise for all that You have done for me, to treasure the gifts You have given me and to use them to reflect Your love. Amen.

Luke 2: 19

But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

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Blessings and best wishes for 2018.

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