Day Two: Welcome to the World of Wonder

“None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.’” (1 Corinthians 2:8–10)

“[T]hat is the wonder of all wonders, that God loves the lowly… God is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. God marches right in. He chooses people as his instruments and performs his wonders where one would least expect them. God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost, the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded, the weak and broken…

“That…is the unrecognized mystery of this world: Jesus Christ. That this Jesus of Nazareth, the carpenter, was himself the Lord of glory: that was the mystery of God. It was a mystery because God became poor, low, lowly, and weak out of love for humankind, because God became a human being like us, so that we would become divine, and because he came to us so that we would come to him. God as the one who becomes low for our sakes, God in Jesus of Nazareth—that is the secret, hidden wisdom… that ‘no eye has seen nor ear heard nor the human heart conceived’ (1 Cor. 2:9)… That is the depth of the Deity, whom we worship as mystery and comprehend as mystery.”  (D. Bonhoeffer, God Is In the Manger, p. 23).

May we be like little children, discovering all the wonders of living in the kingdom of God. Let’s pray: Heavenly Father, Your love is amazing! Take us even deeper into your ways, into Your world that’s full of grace and glory. Lord, we sing to You! “I see the world in wonder”! “Wonder” by Hillsong United

– JP