Tis the Season…
A Season of Wonder.
What kind of wonder though?
There’s a lot of heavy out there in our world with the tweets that never end, faces of starving children in faraway places, news of a friend burying his first son, tension among every color.
There’s a lot to do out there, crossing off Christmas wish lists, big memories that need to be made, gingerbread making, cookie decorating, party hosting.
There’s a lot to feel out there in our world; loneliness, pain, regret.
Do you feel it?
All that can lead your heart to a different form of wonder; wonder-ing why, wonder-ing how, wonder-ing when. Then, Christmas becomes a finish line to cross. Let’s not do Christmas that way, okay?
Christmas is so much more. And to make it more, YOU have to let go. Release the questions, the pain, the anger. Give it to God. Right now. Look up, open your hands and say, “please take this.” That’s called faith. And it is hard, I know. I know. But, it is so good. Faith is believing, trusting in the unseen God.
Faith is the ingredient with the power to change a season of wonder-ing into a Season of Wonder.
Look up the book of Luke. Right now. This is a bossy blog post. But, he put a lot of work into his story for us. Luke says in chapter 1 verses 3-4, he “investigated everything from the very beginning and decided to write an orderly account for you… so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.” I love that he investigated for us. Maybe he wondered if his ‘orderly account’ would make faith easier for US to try.
Now that you’ve read it; Clear out the heavy and make room for a miracle. I don’t know what your miracle might look like. I’m happy to pray for it with you, if you like.
Christmas celebrates one of the sweetest miracles, Jesus’ birth.
I wonder if that’s why God sent his son as a baby… so we would want to get a closer look? So we would want to see, hold and love Him.
I wonder how many times we will watch “Home Alone.”
I wonder how many times I’ll blubber at Josh Groban singing “O Holy Night.”
I wonder if you’ll open the story of Luke and open your heart to the miracle of Jesus.
I love the wonder of it all.