Text: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
Open your ears and at some point during this Christmas season, you are bound to hear, over the airwaves, the Christmas song: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
I wonder if it is for you. Does this time of the year still fill you with a sense of wonder; a sense of awe? Do you still stand with mouth hanging open, gawking at the lights and the decorations? Or, has all this childhood wonder been replaced by the stress, strain and rushing about of adulthood?
Well, friend, that need not be the case. You and I can still experience the wonder of Christmas – not because of “ the kids jingle belling, And everyone telling you be of good cheer…” but rather because the One whom this season is all about, His very Name is Wonderful!
As we journey over the next few weeks of Advent and reflect on the coming of our Saviour, as a baby, we certainly cannot understand the mystery of the incarnation. We cannot fathom how the Son of God, God Himself, the Creator of the universe, stepped from eternity into time, clothing himself with human flesh. However, as we embark on this journey again this year, may our hearts be filled afresh with hope and wonder, as we reflect on the One Who’s Name is Wonderful!
Hope has a name; Love has a name; Joy has a name; Peace has a name – His name is Wonderful! His name is Jesus!
Pause and reflect:
· Can you remember being awe-struck with Christmas as a child?
· Has this changed since you’ve grown up?
· What are some things that you can find this Christmas to wonder at again?
Father, fill my soul with wonder,
Fill my heart with Awe!
Lift the veil of tears, trouble,trial
Let me from the well of wonder draw