Luke 2:16-19 NRSVue

16So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the child lying in the manger. 17When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them, 19and Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

Some thoughts on this scripture

The shepherds might seem to be the least likely people to be the first with the news yet here they are – bringing good news that would change the world! I may think of myself as an unlikely herald of the gospel message. I remind myself that it is not about my worthiness, but I am asked to speak the truth as I know it.

Although there is much to talk about, Mary ponders in her heart. I consider what this means for me, how I might reflect and turn over in my heart things that cause wonder. I ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten me, to lead me to wisdom and light.