Mary had received a promise from an Angel that her son Jesus would be, “… great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;” (Luke 1:31)
Throughout Mary’s life, she was given small revelations in which people prophesied about her son’s eventual greatness. At his birth, shepherds came and told her, that they too had been visited by angels, and the angels had told them a Savior was born and could be found in a manger. Mary’s response was to “treasure” and “ponder” these words in her heart. (Luke 2:19) Just after Jesus was born, Simeon and a prophetess Anna, spoke words of revelation over Jesus and Mary and Joseph were “amazed.”(Luke 2:33) Twelve years later, Jesus attended a festival with his parents. Though only a boy, Jesus interacted with the Jewish teachers. He asked and answered questions with great wisdom, and it was said, “…His mother treasured all theses things in her heart.” (Luke 2:51)
Mary’s truth was she lived day in and day out with her son, Jesus in her otherwise ordinary life. She witnessed him going about daily life, washed his clothes, did the dishes, nurtured him as he grew, and yet she CLUNG onto the promises she had been given regarding his life. I’m sure there were a lot of UNSEEN thoughts and events that were not recorded in the Bible. I’m sure at times it would’ve been easier to doubt the fulfillment of these promises. And I’m sure, at times she was caught up in the hum-drum of her life, yet she “treasured” up the moments where she could see things clearly, where a word had been spoken over her life. Mary likely didn’t receive revelations often. And I’m sure at times she doubted her own worthiness to play the role she had been given. Yet, she walked faithfully and continued to meditate on the “promises” she had been given.
She clung to those moments of truth and she weighed her current circumstances with those past moments of clarity. So much of our walk with God is remembering “those moments of truth” when God has spoken truth to us. So much of our walk with God is referring back to those moments of clarity. May you ponder the times when the Holy Spirit has spoken clear words over your life, and when difficult days come, may you constantly refer to and go back to those seeds of truth which are no less true than when you first received them.