lost in wonder

One aspect of this Advent season that we do well to dwell on: being lost in wonder. In the words of Charles Wesley: “lost in wonder, love and praise.”

What God did in Jesus is beyond words, though we need every word of the Book to begin to get it. So it would begin to dawn on us what God in his great love has done for us in Jesus.

To be captured in that. To live in that. That is what I want. Heart broken and life changed. Deeper and further, indeed more faithfulness together to this beautiful will of God in Jesus in and for the world.

What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

from The Cyber Hymnal

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