Categories: The Church Year

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It’s now Christmas time. Guess what, the Twelve Days of Christmas isn’t just a song, it’s the second phase of the church year. I have to admit, of all the phases of the church year, this one will take the most awkward leaning into. But I’ve challenged myself to my own “12 days” and am on the lookout each day for what my true love is giving me.

I tend to find the days before December 25th to be more full of wonder than the days of this week. Why is that? Because I’ve been programed to think that way :)! Not in an evil way, but maybe also not in the most helpful way either. So, here I am, with what feels like a very out of place post. Wondering what you’ll think.

(Get it?)

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Childlike wonder at the magic of this season.

Skeptical wonder in the corners of a heart . . .  wondering is it true? Is the cost worth it?

Hopeful wonder for what is to come this year.

As the Christmas song says:

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

God trusts us enough to hold wonder within us. Complex, beautiful, messy wonder.

Which of these wonders comes the easiest to you today?

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