My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has a new book and 7-session DVD Bible study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God (releasing Christmas Day)—a personal invitation for you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life.
Through Wonderstruck, you’ll learn how to recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine, unearth extraordinary moments on ordinary days, develop a renewed passion for God, identify what’s holding you back in prayer, and discover joy in knowing you’re wildly loved.
Wonder isn’t a word I often use. Even as a kid I was a bit of a skeptic. I stopped believing in Santa by the time I was six, because I surmised that Jolly Old Saint Nick wasn’t coming to my grandma’s, where I spent most Christmases. First, because where she lived was near the ‘hood and second because she had no chimney and I hadn’t heard many stories about Santa walking in through front doors in the ‘hood with presents and reindeer.
In the same way that the magic of believing in Santa was lost on my six year old self, a sense of wonder or amazement can still slip by me today. Thankfully, in Margaret’s book, she isn’t writing about a mythical character, magic, or make believe, she is writing about the Creator of all things, the Savior of the world, and when we take the time to really experience his creation, it makes us believe.
My husband and I recently moved. Our old apartment was full of imposing walls and closed off spaces, but our new place is all open space and archways, with two large windows opening up to the living room and dining room. We moved in just as the summer was ending, and found ourselves mesmerized by the path of trees we could see swaying in front of our windows each morning.
One morning, I woke up and caught a glimpse of the most beautiful purples and oranges as the sun began to rise. All this time we’ve been living here I never knew such a view was possible from our window. This is what Margaret’s book Wonderstruck invites you to do: take in a new view, see a sunrise through a wall of trees, remember God’s faithfulness during tough times, lift your skepticism and be struck with wonder right where you are.
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So where have you seen the wonder of God in your life?