But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2: 19
Tucked away in the middle of the Christmas story is this beautiful verse about what Mary must have thought as she held her newborn child in her arms.
After an angel visit, prophecies, promises, an unexpected pregnancy before she and Joseph married, a long, tiring journey, labor and birth in a stable, and after the shepherds came and told them of what they had heard from the heavenly host, what could have possibly been in her heart? It must have all been too much to even think about or understand as the time passed. But now as she held Him in her arms, all she can do is” ponder” in wonder of who this child will be.
This version of “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix is beautiful, but as many times as I have heard this song through the years, it was the words that stood out to me even more than the music. What a message they bring of that baby boy born so many centuries ago in the town of Bethlehem and of who He would become.
Mary, did you know that your baby boy would someday walk on water? Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’re delivered, will soon deliver you? Mary, did you know that your baby boy would give sight to a blind man? Mary, did you know that your baby boy would calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
Oh, Mary did you know? The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again. The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb. Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Mary, do you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations? Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.
Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son and what He has meant to each of us and to our world. We thank you for the blessings of His love and His saving grace. Amen