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Awestruck Wonder

I have been in a state of awestruck wonder these past few days.....

Was it meeting this little one who was only a few hours old? Yes, we were blessed to visit a friend who's mama goat Annie, had three babies.....perfect replicas of their loving mama who was the kindest and most loving animal I've met so far? Yes...the miracle of new life....how can anyone witness that and not give God all the glory?

Or was it this perfect rainbow that I saw later that day? I took that with my cell phone camera. It is almost too perfect to be "real" isn't it?

Maybe I was getting overly sentimental when I came across this photo of my little girl, only months old for her very first Christmas. She just has this look of wonder in her eyes.....little did she know that she was a miraculous gift from above (you can read more about this story over at Josh's blog)

......or was it when I was brought to tears listening to this pastor talk about when Isaac asked Abraham where the sacrifice was.....Abraham replied that God would provide The Sacrifice? When he spoke about the ram caught in the thicket, he described it as wearing a crown of thorns?

I think it is all of the above.

But nothing brings me to my knees in overwhelming emotion, especially during this Season, than the ultimate Gift that God has given us.....given us ALL.

His Son, Jesus Christ.

Miracles surround Christ's birth....Jesus Christ, born of a virgin; He had no earthly father. That miraculous star that led the wise men to worship Him. The band of angels that announced His birth.

.......yes, and the miracles continued throughout His life......all to bear testimony to God's amazing love for us!

I hope you can take the time today to notice even the littlest blessings and gifts from Above in your day. I pray that it might be something you see.....or possibly a thought, that makes you stop in your tracks and stand in awesome wonder of Our Creator.

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare ~Psalm 40:5

Peace and love~


Denise said...

Amen my friend, amen.

Joyce said...

Lovely post...I'm trying to be intentional this Christmas season. Love the rainbow-they always amaze.

Anonymous said...

:) I love little goats!

When we stop to take the time to observe God's blessings in our life, it is indeed overwhelming.

Beth E. said...

Thank you, Michelle, for such a wonderful and uplifting post. Your message was just what I needed to hear today!

Check out my latest post for an update on my brother. I appreciate your continued prayer for him!


Andrea said...

What beautiful memories.....Your blog always touches my soul.
Blessings, andrea

Sheryl said...

oh to be present enough to notice God in the details of my life! thanks for this, what a great post.

Kathy C. said...

Michelle, what a breathtaking post...how gracious our God is to give us these little gifts that touch our hearts and to give us His Son, to change our hearts ~ AMEN!

Kendra Lee said...

Love the little goat! Too cute! I'll never forget, when we were living in the DR, I was in the Caribbean snorkeling (one of the perks of being a missionary in the Caribben!!). In my head I was singing Third Day's "Show Me Your Glory" and almost instantly after I said those words (in my mind) a big school of bright, beautiful, blue fish swam below me. Awestruck wonder.

Prayin we don't miss it this Christmas season!

Kristina P. said...

This was lovely, Michelle.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I've noticed as I've aged that seeing & relishing little things, simple things is so much easier. Maybe it's just because my life is less chaotic, or perhaps it's a part of God's plan for granting wisdom through life experience. Either way, He is profoundly good in both big and small ways.


Heart2Heart said...


What precious words you have captured to make remembering this time of year why it is so special! God has provided us His beautiful baby boy that we can worship Him and celebrate His birth and the hope and love that He continues to bring to a hurting world.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tracy said...

You're so right - God is so good to us! Thanks for giving me a peak into a few of His blessings to you.

Deborah Ann said...

Michelle...you're no Burgermeister! We all have our crabby times, but clearly you recognize a miracle when you see one. That is a gift from God, to see the beauty in the little things.

I haven't forgotten to send you that email, still waiting for things to calm down here...

Deborah Ann said...

Oh, and thank you so much for your prayers...that means the world to me!

RCUBEs said...

Thank you for the reminder to slow down, amidst the busyness of the holiday...to know that He is God...
The pictures are awesome, especially the rainbow. Have a blessed Christmas.

Kim said...

Thank you....

Annie K said...

Those are all things to be awestruck over.

That was lovely Michelle!

Faith Imagined said...

Awesome words and such a good reminder of what is really important during the holiday season! I love the picture of your baby girl! CAUTE!

Karen said...

Those are great gifts to remember!

And that rainbow photo is incredible!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Sweet post :)

I have been making a deliberate attemp to savor the true meaning of the season.

Mich said...

Loved your list of "awe"

Thank you for reminding me to slow down and "smell" beauty around me during the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Cool! I love the shots and the memories that go with it!

katdish said...

Okay - that rainbow picture is incredible! While reading your post, I started singing The Revelation Song, one of my faves:

The Revelation Song

katdish said...

Oops! For some reason that link didn't work. But still, love that song:

Worthy is the,
Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to Him who sits on
Heaven's Mercy Seat
[Repeat 2x]

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You…!

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and
Glory and power be
To You the Only Wise King,

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I - will - adore You!

Filled with wonder,
Awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your Name
Jesus, Your Name is Power
Breath, and Living Water
Such a marvelous mystery

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I - will - adore You!

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come,
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And – I - will - adore YOU…

(Chorus) (Repeat at a cappella)

Come up lift up His Name
To the King of Kings…
We will adore YOU Lord…
King of heaven and earth
King Jesus, King Jesus
Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya!
Majesty, awestruck Honor
And Power and Strength and Dominion
To You Lord,
To the King, to King
To the King of Glory

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwww, sweet baby goat.

Great post! Thank you for sharing this with me today.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Violeta said...

Hello from Romania ,
please read the blog – My heart His words – at archive blog please look at November - Humbled and Convicted-

, my friend Tammy Nischan wrote them the story and some pictures of some hungryes poors kids , what we try to help them for Christmas .Our LORD will be so proud of us if we will do something! Many kids dont have food ,or Christmas tree becouse theu are so poors ! I fight so much to help this kids but i cant alone ~ if anyoane wants to know much more or wish to help in anyway you can please let me know email me at :

I love you blog,
sweet blessings and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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