This verse has been in my Bible reading repeatedly these last few weeks. This makes sense seeing it is a part of the Christmas story but this idea of pondering has been on my heart – and in my thoughts – too many times not to recognize it. I just love the King James Version of scripture so much – for so many reasons….but the language is beautiful. Much like the word ponder. To think about, contemplate, reflect or meditate on.
That is exactly what we need to do today, tomorrow and the rest of the hours of Christmas. There is so much to do, to enjoy and to engage in as we celebrate Christ’s birth and, if we are not careful, we forfeit the opportunity to really ponder that God himself took on human flesh. Was born in a manger. To save us from our sins. I encourage you…take time to ponder.