Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

WONDER-FULL Vol 10 No 29

December 20, 2011

Dear Friend,

 When is the last time something so moved you that you simply felt “wonder?”

A month ago I looked into the eyes of my then six-week old granddaughter.  It was wonderful. She is wonderful.  I was simply full of wonder!

After the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds who went to Bethlehem to see Joseph, Mary and the baby, “they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:17-19

The people were amazed and Mary treasured and pondered the shepherd’s words.  All of them were wonder-full.

I urge you this Christmas week to take a time-out from your busy life.  Simply reflect on the story of the birth of Jesus and allow yourself to get in touch with the wonder of the moment.

May you be wonder-full of this Lord who loves you!

Merry Christmas - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2011 E. Stanley Ott

*Scripture from the NRSV