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My heart seems to fill with wonder every year about this time. I wish I could bottle the feeling and take a good sized dose every day. Music is my passion....and especially during the Christmas season. I love almost every song. (I don't like Grandma Got Run Over.)One of my favorite songs at Christmas is not the traditional sounds but off a CD called "City on A Hill." The song, Child of Wonder, Child of Love, is by Sara Grove and the lyrical lines that fit th prompt word today goes something like this...."Child of wonder, close Your eyes. Rest here in my arms tonight. Someday You will save the world. But tonight I'll hold You, right here in my arms...Child of wonder, close Your eyes..." What an amazing moment that must have been to have experienced the wonder of the birth of the baby Jesus. Can you imagine the wonder the shepherds must have felt when they saw the star and heard the angels singing? Can you imagine the wisemen and their wonder when they found out about the baby? Can you imagine Mary and Joseph....and all th other key players in this wonderful story. Christmas is always a great time of wonder for me. I love the wonder of what lies hidden in the beautifully decorated boxes sitting under the tree. I love the wonder of the stories that will be shared in church each Sunday during advent. I love the wonder of the children's Christmas pagent. But my biggest thrill I saw last night when I checked into my hotel in Montgomery. It had a massive, gloriously decorated tree in the Atrium....and there was a little girl....about three....squatting and looking with wonder at the ornaments, the lights, the gifts....her face was glowing from the lights of the tree....and I sat in rapture as I experienced her moment of wonder with her. She was precious. My hope for you all is that you will experience that great wonder just like a child throughout this Christmas season. With love and many blessings!STOP: