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Beauty and Wonder

Beauty and Wonder



As Christmases come and go, it is often the case thatthe wonder of the story seems to fade. Christmas can become justanother hurried season filled with obligations and tasks that used tobring joy but now just tire us out. Sadly, too often the paceoverwhelms the joy, and the wonder and beauty of Jesus’ birtheludes us. But it wasn’t always this way.Remember when you were a kid? Remember all the things youlooked forward to and enjoyed? Now, perhaps, you’re the one doingall the extra things to make Christmas special for others. And therecertainly is a joy that comes from putting smiles on little faces. Butwhat if we could recapture our child-like anticipation? What if wereally could "come as a child" and once again be filled with a sense ofbeauty and wonder?Jesus was very careful when He declared that the "child-like" way ofseeing and honoring Him was to be the model for us all, for all of life.And it certainly applies to the way we recognize the beauty ofChristmas and allow our hearts to