The wonders of Christmas

This season offers an opportunity to renew our sense of wonder. C.S. Lewis wrote “Once in our world a Stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”  As Christmas approaches we can enjoy contemplating just what that stable in Bethlehem contained:

We have our beginning and our being in Him. He is the force of the universe, sustaining everything that exists by his eternal utterance. Jesus is the radiant and flawless expression of the person of God. Jesus makes the glory of God visible and exemplifies the character and attributes of God in human form. Heb. 1:3 (Mirror Bible)

This is the Presence that took on human flesh at a particular time, in a particular place, in the specific context of a redemption story God had been writing for ages upon ages. No wonder stars exploded and angels sang at the birth of Him who birthed the universe.

Lord, help me discover what’s in the Stable for me this season. Every year I look there seems to be more!

*C.S. Lewis. The Last Battle. (The Chronicles of Narnia #7). 1956.