Reading God’s Word: Luke 2:1-24, Psalm 37:35-40
Meditating on God’s Word: Luke 2:19 (ESV) But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
Memorizing God’s Word: Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Praying God’s Word: “Father, when we read the Scripture we read it with the knowledge of what the end of the story is. Mary did not have that! Here is a young teenage mother trying to sort out the whirlwind of circumstances surrounding the birth of her firstborn son. She knew there was something miraculous about Jesus, but she had no idea of what her future or his future would hold. Many times she wondered if it was a dream or something else, and certainly there were moments of calm trust followed by moments of confusion and panic. We can take a lesson from this. As we face uncertainties in our life help us to ponder what is going on around us and turn to you for ultimate answers, and while we are waiting please grant us patience and assurance that your plan is on track and everything will work out according to your divine will. Amen.”