We come today to our third message in our sermon series, Silent Nights. The accounts of the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke have given us hope and help for those Silent Nights when our own prayers seem to go unanswered, when life “throws us a curve ball,” when things just don’t make sense. Today we will move in a different direction in Luke 2:1–20, with our focus on verse 19, “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
After our Silent Nights of unanswered prayers and confusion, we find ourselves on the other side of those nights with hearts full of amazement—God has brought us through and given us His peace, hope and victory. At some point in his life, Luke had the privilege of visiting with Mary and hearing her testimony of how God, in His sovereignty, did what only He could do, and how, following the birth of Jesus, she simply sat, pondered, and reflected on how God had arranged every necessary detail, including carrying her through the “Silent Nights” in her life.
As we keep our heart and eyes focused on Him, we will find ourselves on the other side of things, and then we, too, will sit in amazement and wonder, as we ponder all that God has done.