It's Christmas! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! I love to hear the Christmas music... I'll hear a certain Christmas song and it transports me back to my childhood, where I can see the dimly lit living room with the bright Christmas tree in the corner, I can feel the shag carpet beneath my feet, and I can smell the wonderful foods my mother is baking in the kitchen... So many wonderful memories of years gone by can be brought to the fore-front of my mind just by a familiar Christmas song.
Another song that always brings back wonderful memories and never fails to bring tears to my eyes is "The Wonder of Wonders." My mother would sing this song in church every Christmas. I can remember her explaining this song to us children and hear her voice as she told the Christmas story. Her voice would catch and tears would fill her eyes as she told us how the Lord became a child and dwelt among men. I can just imagine Mary gazing into the precious little face of her newborn son, and the awe that she felt in holding God's Son. I am still amazed that God loved this world enough to send His son, and He sent his son in the most helpless, vulnerable state... as a newborn baby. How humbling for the Creator of the Universe to humble himself and become a man, a baby, so he could become The Sacrifice for our sins.
The Wonder of it all... is that Christ Jesus loved us, loved me enough to become a baby, to live among men, to die and rise again so that everyone has the chance at eternal life in Heaven.
And you know... when I really think about it... spending Christmas overseas away from friends and family seems like such a small, small price to pay for what Christ has already done for us! The least we can do is share the Gospel so that everyone has the chance to receive The Greatest Gift!
THE WONDER OF WONDERS
THE WONDER OF WONDERS AS SHE LOOKED ON HIS FACE,
THAT THIS LITTLE BOY SPOKE THE WORLDS INTO PLACE.
THE STARS AND THE MOON SHINING BRIGHTLY ON THEM,
THE EARTH AND THE SUN WERE CREATED BY HIM.
THE WONDER OF WONDERS ,OH HOW COULD IT BE,
THAT GOD BECAME FLESH AND WAS GIVIN FOR ME.
THE ALMIGHTY CAME DOWN AND WALKED AMOUNG MEN,
THE WONDER OF WONDERS, HE DIED FOR MY SINS.
THE WONDER OF WONDERS AS SHE LOOKED DOWN AND SMILED,
THAT HE WAS HER MAKER AS WELL AS HER CHILD.
HE CREATED THE WOMB THAT HAD GIVIN HIM BIRTH.
HE WAS GOD INCARNATE CAME DOWN TO EARTH.
THE WONDER OF WONDERS AS SHE HEARD HIS SMALL CRY,
THAT THIS VOICE HAD THUNDERED ON MT. SINAI.
THE SMALL HAND SHE HELD SO TENDERLY HAD
MADE A DRY PATH THROUGH THE MIGHTY RED SEA.