A Wonder-Filled Christmas Day

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“God sends Jesus to remind us that He hasn’t left our side.”

By: Margaret Feinberg   Twitter: @mafeinberg  Pinterest: @mafeinberg

Jesus is described as the Word, the Image, the expression, the exegesis of God. 

Through Christ’s arrival, life, death and resurrection, we’re grounded in the truth that God isn’t distant or forgetful, but close by and faithful.

Yet that truth is so easy to forget in the midst hustle and bustle, in the midst pressing deadlines, in the midst bills past due, in the midst of kiddos who need another snack, in the midst of working for a stressed out boss, in the midst of uncertainty, in the midst of life unraveling in an unexpected way.

Three hundred and sixty four days a year we’re tempted to forget, lured into believing that God is far off, unengaged, or somehow forgotten us.

 But Christmas Day heralds the truth of Immanuel: God is with us. 

God sends Jesus to remind us that He hasn’t left our side. He’s with us in the thick of daily life. Immanuel doesn’t just sympathize with our challenges, but emphasizes. Instead of whispering messages from the heavens, Jesus dives into the muck and mire of the world. He heals, thirsts, stoops, protects, provides, teaches, holds, weeps, feels, hurts, hungers, suffers, raises.

Christ’s birth is a holy exclamation point that God is with us in a real and tangible way.  And that reality begins awakening the wonder inside of us:

– The wonder of God’s infinite love. 

– The wonder of God’s intimate involvement.

– The wonder of God’s relentless pursuit. 

– The wonder of God’s generous forgiveness.

– The wonder of God’s breathtaking beauty.

– The wonder of God’s awesome goodness. 

This Christmas Day let’s invite God, whose name is Wonderful, to astound us with wonder upon wonder. Through prayer, let’s press our fingertips to the vault of heaven in anticipation that God will reveal Himself to us as we prepare to live wonderstruck.

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Margaret’s brandnew book Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God releases in paperback on Amazon.com today.

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About Margaret:

Margaret Feinberg (www.margaretfeinberg.com) is author of Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God and 7-session DVD from Lifeway which releases Christmas Day.  You can become a Fan on Facebook or follower her on Pinterest or Twitter @mafeinberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit:  Mikko Luntiala
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