"All who heard it were amazed…" (Luke 2:18)
When was the last time you stood in front of something that took your breath away and you said, “Wow! This is God’s work”?
Wow is when you see the extraordinary in the ordinary. But have you noticed? As we get older, we lose our wow. We lose our wow when we look at things, persons, or situations and say, “Nothing new here. I know this already.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can say wow more often. You can bring back wonder in your life. How? Learn from a bunch of guys in the Bible who never lost their wow even as they got older.
After Jesus’ birth, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. These guys had so much wonder in them, they traveled to distant lands to see something ordinary: a poor family with a newborn baby. What’s so special about that? But their hearts said, “This is extraordinary.” They said wow.
Friend, this year, I invite you to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and say wow more often. Believe me, you’ll be a lot happier! Happy New Year!
Reflection: Today, stop often and look for the wow in your ordinary circumstances.
Dear Jesus, grant me the eyes and heart to see Your extraordinary love for me today. Amen