Children are filled with such wonder! I can remember as a child, wishing upon a star knowing that as I did all my dreams would come true. Nothing seems impossible to a child. Especially at Christmastime, the feeling of “magic” is in the air. There are colored lights on the streets and stores, wreaths on the lampposts, candles in the windows, smells of pine trees and cookies baking, hot cocoa after sleigh riding in the snow, merry songs fill the airwaves.
I can remember as a child, the magical feeling of wonder in church on Christmas Eve – yet I knew this was a different feeling. This was the wonder of Jesus’ birth in a stable. This was the wonder of the star that shone brightly to lead the wisemen to the baby Jesus. But even more than that – it was the wonder of feeling His warm love all around.
Sometimes as adults, with all the hustle and bustle of the season and trying to make everything so perfect, we forget the real magic of Christmas and the greatest gift of all. My wish for you this Christmas, is that you will know in the very depths of your heart – the wonder of His great love for you.