Christmas Wonder

It’s Christmastime, time when wonder fills our hearts and peace settles in our souls. Right? Or perhaps you are feeling too busy for childlike wonder. Or maybe you’re just bored with it all.

Think about the shepherds to whom the angels appeared. How long had it been since those guys had wondered at anything? They were stuck in a job that was going nowhere, in a sleepy little town, with no relief on the horizon. Think about the monotony. Their greatest dream was likely the desire to not stink like sheep!

But then what happens? An angel shows up. The angel proclaims the good news that the Savior is to be born. In Luke chapter 2, the shepherds say to each other, “‘Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened…’ They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger.” Notice that they HURRIED to Bethlehem. How often do you see a shepherd who’s in a hurry? Think of the wonder that had overtaken them, propelling them forward!

The same stirrings of awesome, innocent marvel can be yours this Christmas. The Good News that came 2,000 years ago is just as good today. Jesus Christ is alive this very moment! Won’t you share the good news of Christmas today?

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About Luis Palau

Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 25 million people in 72 countries with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. He has authored close to 50 books and countless articles on issues of faith, and has counseled with business and political leaders and heads of state around the world. Luis’ radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,000 radio outlets in 48 countries. His outstanding and significant contribution to the field of Christian communications was recognized in 2008 with the National Religious Broadcasters William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award. Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His ministry also includes a number of alliances that allow partners in ministry to connect, draw from Palau’s vast experience, and become equipped to reach the world for Christ. More than 200 evangelists are currently a part of the Next Generation Alliance®, and the Livin It® Alliance is dedicated to action sports ministries, film and video outreaches. His book, A Friendly Dialogue Between an Atheist and a Christian, quickly became a bestseller in China and released in the United States in February 2008. Luis and his wife, Pat, live in Portland, Oregon, where they have twelve grandchildren and four sons, three of whom are actively involved with the ministry.