Saturday, December 03, 2011

WONDER!


WHAT MAKES YOU STAND IN WONDER? A beautiful sunset? The powerful cascades of a waterfall? The birth of a child? A relationship you have with someone who knows all your faults and still chooses to love you?

Wonder comes in all shapes and sizes. Wonder can overwhelm us, when we are least expecting it. Wonder has the power to move us from the place of being saturated with self doubt to the place where we are filled to overflowing with with heart-felt gratitude.

Wonder comes when we discover that the payment for our sins (Romans 3:23) has been completely paid for by God Himself (Romans 6:23). Wonder comes when we realize that God visited us in the flesh, as a baby, in order to accomplish His grace-filled love of forgiveness 30 years later upon the cross. (Philippians 2:5-11) 

This is the wonder of the Advent Season.  This is the wonder that the angels proclaimed to simple shepherds the night that Jesus, the Messiah, was born. (Luke 2:8-20) 

How's your wonder-quotient this Advent Season? Are you so caught up in the rush of life that you have lost the ability to wonder? If you feel that is true, then I invite you to attend a church service this weekend. Hear again the Christmas story and join in the wonder of wonders, God, born as a baby to bring salvation to those who will believe.

Oh, the wonder of it all! 
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