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Full of wonder


The baby opens her eyes and focuses on her mothers' face. Her eyes are full of wonder. She listens to her fathers' voice and her gaze is full of wonder. She focuses on her little brother's awkward attempts at connecting with her and her smile is joyful wonderment.


Wonder means rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one's experience.


A baby born into love is confident of all things wonder-full, and she delights in life with joyful abandonment. She is totally dependent, helpless and vulnerable but, until learning otherwise, she trusts and rests in the goodness of her world.


Jesus says we need to become like little children in order to enter the Kingdom of heaven. I believe He is talking about our total abandonment to Him as our all in all. We need to be filled with awe and wonder at who He is and our focus must be on Him as our whole world. Why is this? Because that is who He is. He is the Beginning and the End. He is the I Am. He is the Creator. In Him we have our being. He is the reason for our existence.


When we lose our wonder at who He is, our focus turns inward. Our heart becomes fearful, anxious and despairing because we know deep down that we are not wonderful outside of the Wonderful Creator.


Isaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.


May we look at our Creator, hear His voice and respond to His touch with the awe and wonder of a child and may we experience the deep comfort that comes from total abandonment to His goodness.


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