Friday, November 30, 2012

Wonder


Our word for this Five Minute Friday is:

Wonder

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When I was a young girl, the wonder of Christmas came wrapped in colorful paper tied with pretty ribbon,  stockings hanging limply from the fireplace mantle, tins filled with Christmas cookies, carols and  candlelight and most of all Santa Claus. The wonder of gifts tumbling over themselves under the tree and stockings filled with all sorts of little delights made sleep a total impossibility. I was so taken with the wonder of it all.

These days there is a different kind of wonder. The wonder of a gift given with such all encompassing love. A gift whose wrapping was marred by the dirt and dust of a stable; a gift more precious than any ever given and unnoticed by nearly all the world; a gift simply and humbly placed where any heart can find it and make it its own. And the miraculous wonder, that it is mine.

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Blessings,
Linda

5 comments:

Katina said...

Lovely post! You are so right, our "wonder" changes as we get older! It is hard not to lose it though with so much going on. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
I too wrote about the gift of the Savior ... He is a Wonder.

Jody Lee Collins said...

Linda--so glad to 'find you' again....from your old Simply Woven place. Precious memories--this is such a joyous season. thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

This is lovely, Linda. Thank you for the sweet reminder to take to heart. The snowmen are darling and I am a collector as well.
Blessings & Prayers~

lil red hen said...

It hurts me to see so many people trying to take Christ out of Christmas, and to think so many little children grow up not knowing anything except presents and bright lights. Thank you for these wonderful words. Your nativity set is precious!