18 And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:18-19
Encounters with God are amazing, yes, but they’re meant for us to meditate on the true essence of his nature and his eternal purposes, and how they apply to us personally.
We should all aspire to be a Mary, to see past the obvious and equate what is newly learned with what is already known.
Every time we do this it strengthens our faith and fortifies our theology. In the end, we possess a treasure trove of valuable evidence of an amazing God.