I’m striving not to become frazzled from the frenzy of this festive time of year.
By taking time for wonder.
How about a little less hustle and hurry this advent season and more intentional awe and amazement for the One who came that holy night?
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”Luke 2:10-11
This is one of my favorite lines in all of scripture.
Because God hand-delivered the news through an angel.
Because it was spoken to a posse of ordinary people.
Because the message is directed at fear.
Because it’s hopeful.
Because it’s all-inclusive.
Because it nods to our need for salvation.
All of the above and more.
When my boys were preschoolers, we memorized this verse together. Hearing their sweet voices say, “for ALLLLLLL the people!” made my heart swell with gratitude at the magnitude of Christ’s coming.
My sweet daughter is now learning the verse too. I prompt her with “do not be afraid,” and we repeat the angel’s words together.
For all of us, Jesus came.
Hope for all.
Our good news.
Our invitation to step into the wonders of His love.
God has wrapped abounding gifts for us in the pages of His Word. Take time this season to unwrap the wonder-full truth He wrote for you. Here’s a few scriptures for you to hush the hustle and welcome the wonder.
LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.Isaiah 25:1 NIV
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 favor rests.”Luke 2:13-14 NIV
On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.Psalm 145:5 ESV
Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.Luke 5:26 NIV
And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.Acts 2:43 ESV
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
Dominion and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the heights of heaven.Job 25:2 NIV
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!Psalm 33:8 ESV
And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”Matthew 8:27 ESV
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.Psalm 139:14 NIV
Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.Psalm 72:19 NIV
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