Have you ever taken time to think about Mary and what that first Christmas was like for her? She was young. I mean, she was v-e-r-y young, probably 12 - 15 years old. I didn't even let my daughter date at that age, much less get married and give birth to the Savior of the world! What a brave and unusually wise young woman she was.
Scripture tells us in Luke chapter 2 that as all the wondrous events happened, she kept them in her heart as treasures and pondered them. Now, how many teen age girls do you know that keep things to themselves? For that matter, how many women do you know that can keep from telling magnificent news to at least somebody.
I think we can learn something from Mary. There is wisdom in her actions. Be quiet, wait, and watch to see what God is doing. I have to wonder how many things I've botched by opening my mouth too soon. Perhaps if I drink more tea it will keep my mouth busy long enough for God to work in spite of me.
----learning to speak less and wait expectantly more.
"Wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14