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Friday, November 30, 2012

Wonder


It’s the last Five Minute Friday of the 2012.  I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo and hundreds of other amazing faith sisters (and maybe a brother or two) today.  We’ll let our fingers fly for five minutes without the pressure of getting it right.  No editing (ok a few spelling goofs), no over thinking – just fun.  Then, because encouragement is a superpower, I’ll go read and comment on the post linked up before mine – and many others. 

Here are my five minutes on:  WONDER


You forget how it can be new every year.  After all, can’t you just sit back in a chair, close your eyes and picture it all lit up – even in August.  But to a small child, it’s right there on their face.  

The first time the lights are plugged in and the hands are pulled down from the eyes.

Wonder!

The mouth is open – to taste the peppermint and sweetness of the holiday that is floating in the air. 

The eyes are two full moons with the darkest black hole centers taking in every twinkle and sparkle and glitter.

The ears are perked.  They are listing for the slightest jingle of sleigh bells – even though it will be weeks.

When does this wonder start to fade?  Is it in the long lines at the stores?

Is it in the traffic that Will. Not. Move!

What about the wonder in the everyday?  Have we become so dulled to the wonderful that we need a spectacle to behold it?

Would we have beheld wonder in a dirty stable and a poor unwed mom’s little baby – or looked on in pity?

Where is my sense of wonder now?

Time.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" 15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. 
Luke 2:11-20 – ESV


Tomorrow is the first day of December and we will start going through Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda White of Oh Amanda.  See that cute candle ornament?  That’s from last year.  This year we will be using the new printable ornaments.  Get your own copy of the ebook and printable ornaments just by clicking.  This is an affiliate link and I thank you for your support.

24 comments:

  1. I've been pondering this too. I love that sense of wonder. That wide-eyed awe. Beautiful words friend! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. I love just watching him watch.

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  2. So beautiful. Wonder in the eyesof a child. Wonder at the birth of or Prince of Peace. So unlikely in that dirty barn, and yet, there He was- the One who would change everything.

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    1. It makes me wonder (ha!) how much glory I simply overlook in the daily. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Love love love this Amy! I was right there w your little guy anxiously awaiting the big reveal. Praying we all stop to enjoy the wonder of it all!

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    1. I know you love a good Christmas tree. Wish we could take in all the sights and lights together in NYC. Go to Bergdorf's for me. :) Thanks for your constant encouragement.

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  4. It is the blessing of childhood to look at all things with wonder. I never feel more like a little kid then I do at Christmastime! And I love that. We will be putting up decorations in a few days and I cannot wait!!!!
    Love you friend!

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    1. Wish I could stop by for a cup of coffee and to let your sweet kiddos show me all the decorations.

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  5. Wow, this is the 3rd post in a row about learning wonder from our children! Maybe I have a lesson waiting for me. Thanks for sharing, Amy!

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    1. Don't you love it when God is able to speak to us in so many different ways and in a way that we get it? Honored to be a messenger. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Beautiful Amy! Blessings on your Advent!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to start going through Walking to Bethlehem. I've saved it as a special treat. You are a blessing.

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  7. Love how kids teach us about wonder...and yes, the wonder of His Birth...Truly amazing...Blessings to you, Amy :)

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    1. Thanks, Dolly. If only I could remember to hold that wonder daily. I have to admit that having my little guy around has certainly helped with that.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. So glad you dropped in for a spell.

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  9. I recognized that cute candle ornament right away... I have 3 of my own stashed in a box that I need to dig out! I saw a tree all decked out today and started to get a little excited about decorating my own house!! I can't wait to hear and see my kids experience the wonderment of it all!!

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    1. I hope you'll be posting pictures of all your paper crafty goodness. Please make sure to use #truthtinsel on any photos or posts. So glad you cam by for a visit. :)

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  10. Oh yes, Amy. I want it back...that wide eyed wonder.
    so glad our kids can show us the way. ;)

    Love and hugs to you! we need to catch up some time!

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    1. We certainly do!! I didn't realize we had little ones so close to the same age. I'm loving the "new" way of looking at things.

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  11. This is really good. Too often I do the spectacle in order to "wonder" and I should be able to see the wonder in the simple things, the blessings all around me.

    ~FringeGirl

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    1. Thank you. So glad you stopped by.

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  12. Hey, sweet friend!! I hope and pray I NEVER lose wonder ~ the wonder of the season, the wonder of HIM.
    I'm looking forward to your December series:))

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    1. Stefanie, I get the sense from you that you are completely wonder-struck by God and His goodness.

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