Treasures of my Heart - Mari Journal
Let us suppose…
Let us suppose for a moment that Mary did “treasure all these things.” Where might she have put those gifts from the Eastern visitors? What might her scrapbook have looked like?
Better yet, imagine what it might be like to discover Mary’s Scrapbook, let’s say somewhere in the neighborhood of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
What We Know…
Joseph intended to end his engagement to Mary. Suppose he wrote Mary a letter and she kept it. A group of scribes penned, copied, and passed reports of events. In a literate culture, there was much for Mary to treasure.
What We Can Surmise…
Joseph Arimathea certainly would have kept Mary informed of her adopted son. There would be a search for the missing body of “Yesous.”
What Has Actually Happened…
A fictional scrapbook has been written by Mark Ritchie, produced in collaboration with Karen refugee children in Mae La Refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border.
You can currently purchase this hand-made book for only $39.99!