Learn from Mary
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19 ESV.
There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three powers of her being: her memory—she kept all these things; her affections—she kept them in her heart; her intellect—she pondered them; so that memory, affection, and understanding, were all exercised about the things which she had heard. Beloved, remember what you have heard of your Lord Jesus, and what he has done for you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone by. Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you have either felt, or known, or believed, and then let your fond affections hold him fast for evermore. Love the person of your Lord!
About the author and the source
Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) was an eminent and successful preacher in London. He preached a great Savior, and that is evident in his devotional writings such as this reading from his classic Morning and Evening.
Charles H. Spurgeon. Morning and Evening; Daily Readings.