Childlike Wonder

I think what I like most about Christmas is that it opens our hearts to childlike wonder. Christmas is definitely for children especially. After all it centers around Christ who was born a babe in a manger.

I am glad to be like a kid again with fun and enjoyment of decorating, wrapping and preparing. But I am also glad that Jesus is no longer a babe in a manger.

Oh beloved! Emmanuel has come and God is with us! Our risen King! He was resurrected into power and gives us all of Himself to celebrate every single day! Most kings stay distant and protected from regular folk. But not our king. He dwells in our hearts through faith and gives us rich and precious promises, unbelievable gifts, and more than we can imagine. He walks with us every day of our life and keeps us in his watchful care. Not a babe but your protector. Not a child but a guardian.

You have no need to fear for God is with you even right now. You have no need to worry because God has given you a prayer life instead. The darkest night can not overtake you for His Holy Spirit has sealed you.

The problems you are facing today you do not have to face alone. God knows what you’re going through he knows what you’ve dealt with and he knows what is ahead. He is trustworthy to carry you all the way. He says do not waste time regretting the past or fearing the future. Just enjoy his presence today. The more Christ you put in Christmas the more magnificent your holiday will be and the less stress, sorrow and melancholy will come. The more Christ you put into everyday life, even after Christmas, the more you will carry His peace with you.

God loves you and He’s for you. Let Him give you fresh childlike faith. Let yourself enjoy this season with restored delight. And praise Him that He is able to do what only He can do as you walk, pray, and delight in His wonderful Light!

Matthew 18: 7 Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 17: 28-29 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ So then, being God’s children, we should not think that the Divine Nature (deity) is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination or skill of man.

Romans 6: 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.

Revelation 19: 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

                 Rebekah Beene, Oh Beloved!