“And his mother stored all these things in her heart.”
Luke 2:51 NLT
When the angel appeared to Mary, I’ve wondered how she could immediately believe that the Lord would do what he said. (Luke 1:45) And why was she the first person to believe that Jesus could perform a miracle? (John 2:5) Perhaps Mary’s song reveals the secret—her heart was full of the wonders of GOD.
And then God added more wonders—her relative Elizabeth identified the child in her womb before Mary even told her! Angels told shepherds about her new-born Baby in the manger! Simeon and Anna recognized her Baby in the Temple! Wise men from distant lands were led by a star to worship her Child!
But Mary “…stored all these things in her heart.” With a storeroom FULL of miracles God had already done, no wonder she had faith to tell the servants at the wedding in Cana, “Do whatever HE tells you!”
We all have a storeroom in our heart, but what kind of memories do we collect there? Is that storeroom full of hurtful words, pain, and disappointment, or is it full of GOD’s faithfulness during those difficult times?
If you’ve been struggling with faith lately, perhaps it’s time to clean some junk out of your storeroom and make space to store the goodness of God instead. Then this coming year, you too can believe that the Lord WILL do what He said!