Wonder of Christmas

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-12

I heard about a man and his wife who were on vacation in Yellowstone National Park. They were eating at a restaurant where they had a huge picture window, and right outside that window, you could see Old Faithful, that geyser, every time it erupted. It erupts, as you know, on a regular basis; that’s why they call it “Old Faithful.” You can time it. There was a countdown clock, and it would count down the minutes, and then eventually the seconds, until Old Faithful would erupt.

When it came time for Old Faithful to erupt, that clock would count down, and everybody in the restaurant would count down – five, four, three, two, one – psshh!  There went Old Faithful, and everybody stopped, and people even applauded when it erupted.

The man in the restaurant noticed that when the countdown was going on and when everyone else applauded, there was a group of people in the restaurant who never even stopped what they were doing. 

They didn’t applaud; they didn’t look up. They just kept doing their thing. The waiters, waitresses, busboys and all of the people working in the restaurant – they had seen that geyser go off so many times that it had lost its wonder for them. The extraordinary had become ordinary to them.

I don’t know how many Christmases you’ve celebrated, but I know this: If we’re not careful, we can lose the wonder of Christmas. We can lose the wonder of Jesus. He can get lost in the midst of the tinsel and the wrapping paper and the busyness of the season.

Jesus Christ wants to be real in your life this Christmas. He wants to work miracles in your life this Christmas. He wants to do great things in your family’s life this Christmas. 

As you come to Jesus bow before Him and say, “Lord, give me the wonder of Christmas in my heart and the joy of Christmas in my soul.” 

Don’t allow the miraculous to become mundane to you.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!