Christmas and Childlike Wonder

A Child’s Question of Creation

When Stefani was six years old, she called out with a question about God’s creation.  It wasn’t about how or why He created but her question caused me to stop in my tracks.  Stefani wanted to know when God created color.  I explained the story of creation from the Bible but she had a simple understanding.  She asked another question which made me laugh. She said, “Daddy if God created everything in color, why are your favorite movies black & white?”

Laughter is a Good Medicine

Christmas is a time of Joy, Love, Peace, and Hope.  These qualities are present in the Baby of Bethlehem.  I enjoy the Christmas season because I lived in a home of chaos as a child.  However, during these seasons things seemed better and looked forward to Christmas with childlike anticipation.  It wasn’t until I became a Christian at twenty-six years old I began to know the qualities of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. I am not saying as a new believer I was bubbly and trouble-free.  In fact, as I grew as a Christian, I had Stefani’s dim understanding of God’s plan.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”  Proverbs 17:22 NIV 

Childlike trust brings Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

Stefani trusted her Daddy and came asking her questions. Trusting in our heavenly “Daddy” we begin experiencing the four qualities remembered during Advent. Advent means to come, and as we look forward to his 2nd Coming, we have the hope of the resurrection. We have peace knowing our relationship with God is secure in Christ. We have eternal joy which no one can diminish. We have love for God, Christ, and God’s creation, man.

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