Verse: Luke 2:51 says, “…but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.”
As our children grow into adults, and as they sort out their own beliefs, they may not always understand everything we have tried to teach them. They have crossroads in their own lives that they come to in their spiritual walk and relationship with Christ.
In Luke 2, Mary found herself in a spiritual crossroad. Jesus, the great mediator, did not fret or worry in her lack of understanding. He simply left her with two thoughts:
● why did she seek Him?
● and what did she think He (Jesus) would be doing?
Then Mary “kept all these sayings in her heart.”
Although Mary did not understand everything that was happening, Jesus perfectly mediated her with guided questions that caused her to think rather than react.
We may not think our adult children are hearing us when we give them advice. But if we are careful to mediate our thoughts to them instead of just “telling them what we think they should do,” they will more likely ponder those things in their hearts and reflect on them as they grow and mature in Christ.