Tuesday, December 22, 2009

mary's treasure

dear emily,

when looking to older, wiser mothers, we shouldn't neglect the most
famous one of all time.   how young she was and how overwhelming it
must have been to be the mother of the 'anointed One'!  can you imagine
saying, "no" to Jesus?  i'm afraid we do it all the time.

every time i read, "and mary treasured up all these things and pondered
them in her heart," my own heart is pierced.  how many treasures am i
tripping over and how many worthless things am i worshipping?

a vital key to becoming an anointed mother is pondering the Pearl of
great price and letting everything else diminish in its value before Him.
if we prize Him above all else, then He has been extended a request  to
flood our lives and loves with His spring of everlasting water.

psalm 112: 1, 2 says that if we delight in following His commands, then
our children will be mighty in the land.  what mother doesn't want her
children to have great success?  i think the crucial word in the verse is
'delight'.  to delight in something i must have invested my heart
and soul in it.

just like mary did.