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December 21, 2020 5:00 am
A Treasure Hunt For Christmas IN US..
Way think about Luke chapter 2 as we always do Christmas season you've read it a million times.
I hope I doubt you pondered it many times you seen it with fresh eyes, but in the 18th and 19th verses of the story. It reads like this. It says all those who heard were amazed at these things. The shepherds told they were all amazed right but everybody was amazed, but in the midst this, but but Mary treasured all these things pondering them in her heart. Now I was think about it this morning. I would Luke know that how would he know that everybody else was amazed, but Mary pondered these things in her heart unless perhaps Luke got the Christmas story from Mary writing yet.
You know she lived in Ephesus up there on the mountain with John, there is the church was functioning.
Luke was clearly there. He had a chance to talk to her did it do you suppose that the reason that Mary's genealogy comes in the third chapter. There you are Mary genealogies in the book of Luke, do you suppose that Mary share these things with Luke and that's how he knew that she had pondered them and treasured them in her heart so I began to him and I began to ask God what is this mean where we going take me on this treasure was up to help me put this together and he kept on till May God goes to Robbie go study the ark go back and study the ark and I studied the ark. How many times, but I was just like okay I love the ark. Let me go back and study and I studied it with fresh eyes and when I looked at the Hebrew word for arc. They are not the ark for Noah got in but the ark of the covenant is a ROWM and come to find out it had a fresh meeting I've never really perceived or thought about before, and it means a treasure chest of gathered fruit in a way I want it was certainly a treasure chest. You know you seen the pictures of it. It was gold and head inside of it. You might remember the had the manna had the rod that butted with a rod that butted was in all membranes in the Allman branch is the firstfruits that that but in that area of the world and so yeah that has to do with fruit, and so does man, but the laws now that was kind of at that one still thrown me a little bit that I thought about it now wait a minute Mary treasured all these things in her ark where she meets with God. Right.
That's what that's where Moses met with God was there at the ark of the mercy seat. You know the story well we get to meet with God at Christmas and as we begin to ponder these things this Christmas. I am hoping that you will ponder with me what fruit have you seen that God has done this year. What fruit have you seen in this season. Obviously we get to ponder the Christmas story, and all those things in her heart to and I hope you're pondering those fresh as we do God's manifested himself in so many different ways and