Christmas · New Year · Wonder

a recommended read… to keep Christmas in your heart…

Christmas…
we put a lot of time and energy into the surface elements…
gifts…
decorating…
parties…
dressing just right…
but what about the heart…?

In the midst of Advent… a book came to my attention…
a small book by Timothy Keller…
I’m still reading it… not quite finished… but Wow…!

Every year after Christmas… I long to somehow keep the wonder of the Infinite and Uncontainable… stooping low… to become an embryo… then a Babe laid in hay… in my heart…

This book by Timothy Keller… may just do it…

Now that the hub-bub has subsided…
the new year dawning…
I recommend this read to you…

Not for next Advent…
but for NOW…
a way to begin the new year…

Before the last of the decorations are stored away…
begin this book for a better understanding of our Savior…
and what Christmas truly means…
and why it’s not just a superficial season…
but a life changing event…
for us… for the world…

Keep the wonder in your heart all year…
and perhaps you’ll have more heart…
and less surface… next… Christmas…

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;
to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we,
being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. …”
Luke 1:68-74 ESV

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