What wonders must have captivated the heart of this sweet and chaste young girl as  she pondered this magnificent child from heaven? While the story of the nativity is well-known to many of us, it was unfolding in real time for Mary and Joseph. Try to imagine this  scene with the fresh eyes of this young couple before and after the young Christ-child was born. What were they thinking? What were they feeling? What was it that Mary pondered and kept in her heart. The visit from the eager and adoring shepherds was the exclamation point on a story that had been being told for thousands of years and was coming to a climax in their very lives.