Childlike Wonder

There is something so special about the wonder and awe through the eyes of a child.  Recently, my favorite niece Louisa is learning all about the Christmas story and Baby Jesus has become her very best friend.  She looks for him everywhere.  We went shopping on Saturday and all throughout the mall, any time she saw a nativity, snow globe, ornament, picture etc. she would get so excited and say, “Baby Jesus!  Baby Jesus!” 
Even though she’s still quite young, it’s amazing to watch her process the story and see her joyfully react to the angels, the star, Mary, shepherds, and of course, Baby Jesus.  
My sweet sister tried to capture a little of the action in a video below.  It may be hard to understand if you don’t speak “Louisa” but you should be able to understand Jesus, Mary, manger, and I may have heard shepherd, but I’m not sure.  Picture this all day long….

Yes, I’m totally biased, but isn’t she the cutest? 
So what’s my point?  Let’s not miss the excitement and joy to be had in heralding the arrival of the birth of Christ.  Though it may seem as though we’ve heard the story again and again, pray for fresh, childlike eyes to experience the power and the wonder of God’s gift to us.  Let’s come and adore Him with the wonder and awe He so rightly deserves.  
O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye o come ye
To Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord… 
Yea Lord, we greet Thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus to Thee be all
Glory given
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord  
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