JOY TO THE WORLD – THE LORD HAS COME!
As Christmas week draws to a close – I trust you have slowed the pace and had a few moments to savour the Christmas story.
It’s full of wonder.
I wonder why would God choose to come to earth as a baby?
Why not a grown man?
A baby is so helpless, so defenceless.
And I wonder why a teenage girl was chosen to be the mother of God’s Son? Why not an older, more mature woman.
I wonder why a young girl?
And what did God see in Joseph to give him such a holy calling? God was asking him to care for His Only Begotten Son on planet earth.
I wonder what was different about Joseph and Mary that God entrusted them with such an assignment?
Then there’s the shepherds. Ordinary folk, out in a pasture, watching their sheep. Their simple field became the backdrop of angelic beings.
What a wonder. I would have loved to have been there …
So many “wonders” to this Christmas story.
If you haven’t had a moment to “wonder”, please do. Even today read the Christmas story in Luke 2.
There are so many wonders surrounding the birth of Jesus.
One day, we’ll talk “Christmas” in heaven.
Hear Mary’s heart: “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true”. Luke 1:38
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests”. Luke 2:13,14
“For with God nothing is impossible”. Luke 1:37
“Dear Heavenly Father, what a plan. So extraordinary. So miraculous. So wonderful. How can I ever doubt you? Nothing is impossible with you. Thank you for humbling yourself to come into this world to save me. I have no words but thank you. I am full of wonder”.