But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

         (Luke 2:19)

 

The mystery in the manger is simply that God can bring life out of death. You might have a shattered dream or even a busted hope. Or worse than that, perhaps you have found yourself in a place lower than you first thought. You might be holding on to just a decimal of hope. According to the words of the prophet Isaiah, that is enough for God to work with. Your mere willingness to be in the temple is enough for God to bring life out of death.