Pondering on ponder
What we say, and how we say it–two different things. Then, there is the thoughts stirring around in our minds. How to stop them? Well, sometimes they need to be stopped, but sometimes we need to think slowly, think deeply. Meditate. Ponder.
I like that word, ponder, because it gives way to thinking in a purposeful way. Mary, the mother of Jesus, “kept all these things and pondered them in her heart” states Luke 2:19. Because I am a woman and a mother, I think that Mary kept these things in a collection. The visit from Garbiel right to the cross on Calvary provided many things to ponder. Mary was with the group who gathered in the Upper Room after the ascention. The disciples had been with Jesus a little over three years. She had been with Jesus for 33 years.
There are things we shouldponder.Things we should keep in our hearts.
First, however, we need to learn to be quiet.
I think I’ll be quiet now.