Epiphany also harkens back to the story of the birth of Jesus. We are told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, that Mary, a virgin, conceived and birthed Jesus, this sacred Child of God, and that she pondered many things in her heart. Imagine visits from shepherds and wise men at the birth of your child. In holiness and mystery was this gift given to Mary. Pondering certainly accompanies Divine Mystery.
In our lives what signs do we follow, not knowing where they will lead? How do we ponder Divine Mystery? If we follow the signs, wonders may unfold. And if, like Mary, we approach pondering in our virginal state – new, raw, natural, free of obstruction, empty of opinion, as if for the first time, God may come to us in mystery and glory, in awesomeness, and revelation.