As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
Live with wonder - Never lose your sense of wonder. Look for ways God is working in your life and the lives of people around you. ~Deb Wolf at Counting My Blessings
My tagline for Meditations of my Heart reads, "Finding the miraculous in the mundane." It pinpoints what I've attempted to do during the lifetime of this blog. Sharing personal and ordinary experiences which reflect the presence and involvement of God in the everyday simplicity and, sometimes, seemingly insignificant circumstances of the day-to-day lives we lead.
Because all is holy in His sight.
Living in a chaotic world, one which is anything but just, fair and loving, it is easy for us as adults to view days through jaded, and even fearful, eyes. We know in our hearts that Christ has overcome the world; therefore, we are not to be afraid. Yet our minds too often dupe us into the false pretense that we are powerless in the face of the great evils surrounding and threatening us. We are consumed by the forest clamoring for our attention, and consequently, cannot see the unique beauty of individual trees.
That's not how I wish to live my life.
That's not how I wish to see God's creation.
I reflect upon the shining eyes of our granddaughter, Virginia Rose, when she first spies our Christmas tree with its merrily twinkling lights and its lower branches for her to decorate. Hers are eyes aglow with joy, excitement, and eager anticipation.
Eyes filled to overflowing with wonder . . .
That's how I wish to see God's creation.
That's how I wish to live my life.
I want to be overwhelmed with wonder, just as the people who saw Jesus were, and ran to greet Him. I long to see God working in my life and in the lives of others in a fresh and unfettered way.
With the innocent eyes of a child, radiant with wonder, let me see anew, dear Lord, let me see anew. And run to You with arms open wide!
I have chosen "wonder" as my one word for 2015. Have you decided what one word will guide and inspire your New Year?
Prayer: Dearest Father, God of Wonders, overwhelm us each and every day with Your glory that we might see the works of Your hands with the innocent and wonder-filled eyes of a child. We thank You for all Your blessings as we begin this New Year with hope, faith and trust in You. May we always be ready to run and greet You! In Jesus' name, amen.