When was the last time you were filled with wonder?
It doesn’t seem like it happens as much to me now as it did when I was a child. But, I have decided that I want it to! I want to be filled with wonder and awe in my spiritual life. I want my thoughts of God to be reverent, lofty and full of awe.
So what does that mean during Christmas?
The Christmas season is so busy with events, errands and to-do’s to get “to-done!” As a mom, I make Christmas happen at my house, and I love doing it, but with all the responsibility and activity I find it can be easy to misplace wonder at this time of year.
When I think of that moment with my son watching the tree, there are a few things that can help me discover the wonder again this season.
1. Follow the Kids. Children seem more tuned into wonder and awe than adults. We need to pay attention to what they are paying attention to and let them lead us.
2. Take a moment. Wonder takes a bit of time to gather in our hearts. We have to slow down a minute to really let it form in us.
3. Enjoy. We have to let ourselves enjoy it! Our Lord delights to give us good gifts.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8 NIV
What is filling you with wondering and making your heart sing this Christmas season?
(I’ll be sharing more on wonder as we approach Christmas!)
This article is part of the WONDERFUL Christmas series