My friend Penny is a walker (a very serious, fast walker, by the way). But Penny doesn't just walk for exercise, she also "walks" closely with the Lord. So when Penny shares, I listen. And when she shared about a favorite Christmas carol, it made me take notice. Why? Because while walking, Penny has been doing what this song describes.
The song? Here are the lyrics:
I wonder as I wander out under the sky,How Jesus the Savior did come for to die.For poor on'ry people like you and like I...I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall,With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.But high from God's heaven a star's light did fall,And the promise of ages it then did recall.
If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,Or all of God's angels in heav'n for to sing,He surely could have it, 'cause he was the King.
So as we get close to the end of our time of preparation, why not "wonder as YOU wander" -- whether down nature paths or even through shopping malls? And as you walk, meditate on all the glory of the Incarnation of our God into this world!
Readings for the 4th Week of Advent
Sunday -- Luke 2:1-20
Monday -- Matthew 2:1-11
Tuesday -- Isaiah 9:2-7
Wednesday through Saturday (meditate on this passage each day) -- John 1:1-18