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.
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?
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