Footsteps in Eden Reflexology was just 1 month old, and the cute little red haired girl in the story below is now almost nine. The familiar and worn tinsel decorations in our town have been replaced with shiny new ones. Seeing the season with the awe of a child is timeless. May you be inspired to see the beauty of Christmas with childlike eyes and wonder.
To be in Awe Like a Child
by Lynn Watson
November 29, 2007
I picked up my precious 2 year old granddaughter from her Mother’s Day out program this afternoon. As we drove down the main thoroughfare of our suburban community, she continuously pointed and shouted, “Look! Look!” She had spotted the tinsel decorations displayed (year after year) on the utility posts lining the road. They were so familiar that while festive, they certainly didn’t evoke the same awestruck response in me that they did in that sweet little red haired cherub. This evening I opened my email to find this quote . . . ponder for yourself . . . then look for all the reasons to truly be awed (child like) by THE PROMISE OF CHRISTMAS.
Those of us who are most familiar with the Spirit’s promises are in the greatest danger. … familiarity may not breed contempt, but it takes the edge off awe … promises that drop the jaws or widen the eyes of newcomers but provoke no more than a raised eyebrow in the old-timers who have ceased to dream.
— Jim McGuiggan