Wonder



 I love these photos I caught of my great niece peeking under her Christmas tree. 
She was quick to point out a little tear in the paper of one gift
where she couldn't help but see what the gift was.  I remember doing the very same thing!
The WONDER???? of Christmas.

Who among the gods is like you, Lord?
Who is like you-majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
Exodus 15:11

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
Job 9:10

December 14
The word wonder  can be used as both a noun and a verb. Yes, the English language is a confusing. 
As a verb the definitions are...
:to be in a state of wonder, to feel surprise, to feel curiosity, or a cause of astonishment or marvel.
In noun form it means...
: the quality of exciting amazed admiration,
: the rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one's experience
: a feeling of doubt or uncertainty

Sitting in the surgical waiting room Tuesday, all ears became attentive and WONDERED if the Code Blue announced for our floor was related to one of our loves ones in the operating room.  The moment my brain comprehended the reality of the announcement prayers poured forth from my mouth.  The moment I said, "Amen" a new announcement came forth..."Code Blue cancelled.
Driving home late at night, exhausted, I wondered if other drivers had been drinking or if a deer was going to jump out in front of me. Two local men, my age, had died in single car accidents this past Sunday night. The prayers for protection and safe passage came forth.
Walking the halls of the nursing home Tuesday, I wondered about the families of the patients lining the walls near the nursing station. (Those who sat in their wheelchairs in catatonic states.) How hard it must be to have to leave them there.  The prayers came forth that these patients have Jesus in their hearts!

We wonder what would have happened to my husband's aunt had the newspaper deliveryman not come to her back door to leave her paper yesterday at 4:15AM.  It was then that he smelled smoke and heard a crackling noise. Realizing the house was on fire he banged on the door for 10 minutes before rousing our aunt and was able to get her out of the house.

http://m.roanoke.com/mapp/story.aspx?arcID=317902

We wonder all day long.  May our verb action of wondering be transformed to the noun form and our minds experience the WONDERS  of our God, who sent a tiny baby to save a multitude of lost people.  Ah, so much more than we can fathom or comprehend.

Sing Chris Tomlin's song:
How Great is Our God
The splendor of a King Clothed in majesty 
Let all the earth rejoice All the earth rejoice 

He wraps Himself in light And darkness tries to hide 
And trembles at His voice Trembles at His voice 

How great is our God, 
sing with me 
How great is our God, and all will see 
How great, how great is our God 

Age to age He stands  And time is in His hands 
Beginning and the end  Beginning and the end 

The Godhead Three in One Father Spirit Son The Lion and the Lamb The Lion and the Lamb 

How great is our God, sing with me 
How great is our God, and all will see 
How great, how great is our God 

Name above all names Worthy of all praise 
My heart will sing How great is our God 

How great is our God, sing with me 
How great is our God, and all will see 
How great, how great is our God