Though as adults we are often on the other side of that wonder—putting up the lights and ornaments, paying for and wrapping those presents, footing that electric bill or shoveling that snow, I hope we never lose our sense of wonder. Not only for the beauty of the season but more importantly for the reason for the season and the awesome God responsible for all of it.
The Bible, and in particular the Psalms, is filled with verses about the wonder we should have for our awesome God. Here are just a few. Read, reflect, and rejoice . . . and never lose your sense of wonder.
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)
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1, NIV)
“Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11, ESV)
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! (Psalm 33:8, ESV)
And then, of course, the night of our Savior’s birth.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 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 2:9-14, NIV)