…and Mary pondered these things in her heart.
Let us put ourselves in the shoes of a Jewish woman named Mary. Her and her fiancé are both stringent followers of the Torah and YAH the God of Israel. Joseph and Mary are traveling far; indicating this was the spring or summer season.
Mary is found to be with child in her womb.
WHat!? How can this be possible, seeing as how I have never known a man!?
Joseph, being a discrete, private man and Jew, decides to put her away (cancel marriage) privily as to not embarrass her.
An angel named Gabriel walks into Mary’s room as she lays and says Hail! You have found great favor with the Most High!
What manner of greeting is this? Wondered Mary…
You know the rest of the story. Even watching her flawless Son die on the cross; mother Mary pondered all these things in her heart.
Woman, behold thy son. Son, behold thy mother.
Even after Maria delivered the Christ….she was still a Virgin!
Wow. Glory to God.