Advent: Approach with awe and wonder

Advent: Approach with awe and wonder

In language, there is a vast difference between speaking in the formal and speaking in the familiar- common – slang.

In many ways, we have become so familiar with our Lord that we’ve diminished His glory. We’ve grown so accustomed to His long suffering with us, His patience, mercy, loving kindness…
that many have come to approach Him like a doddering old peepaw who tries to instruct them to which they greet with a patronizing pat on the head and continue in their own ways.

We’re losing something so magnificent that we must retrieve…. Reverence. And we must return to it to grasp fully the gravity of His grace…the full measure and magnitude of His Love …for you.

Come and see your Lord! Come and see who He really IS and what He has done for you.

Isaiah describes Him…
I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

John describes Him -Rev 1

One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

Isaiah, a prophet of God, who is so much greater than I, did not run up and jump into His lap but said… “Woe is me, for I am ruined!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts”

John, a disciple of our Lord who is so much greater than I, did not run up and hug His neck but rather…”And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.”

This. THIS! This is our Lord! The Lord of heaven who climbed down from His throne, threw off the glory of heaven, threw open the gates of heaven and earth…clothed Himself in fragile flesh in the womb of a virgin and birthed Himself into this place of woe….birthed into the hands that He Himself had made. This Day, the ancient of days, comes to you as the most fragile and vulnerable of things, a babe.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
The God of unspeakable glory, creator of heaven and earth, Holy! Holy! Holy! God has come to Us! Has come FOR us!

May you be filled Awe & Wonder this Christmas Eve and may Joy abide in you throughout the year to come. Always With Love – Laura💕


  1. I’m still waiting for a word to focus on for 2022. Perhaps “reverence” is it! There are so many reasons to be in awe of our God. And the more we reverence, the more we’ll want to please him with our obedience. Thank you, Laura, for your thought-provoking, awe-inspiring post!

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  2. Laura, I appreciate your reverence for the awe and wonder of our Savior’s birth. The Advent lessons are designed to fuel and energize our Christian journey in the months to come. Blessings in the arrival of another year.

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