I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Adore.” Write for five minutes; unedited.
“O come let us adore him, Christ the newborn king.”
Growing up on the prairies of North Dakota, I have come to adore the prairies. Standing on the prairies, you can see the sky as high and as wide as you can see. It truly is indescribable. I could sit on the prairies and take it in all the time. These deep dark expansive skys of North Dakota remind me of the beauty and vastness of God’s love for me…for each of us.
Last night as I was walking home from church, I looked up and saw the stars twinkling in the sky. As I thought of the star that called the wisemen to come and adore this newborn king, I was stopped dead in my tracks. For it was on a precious holy night much like the night I was experiencing where we were beckoned and called to come worship and adore this newborn king.
God sent God’s one and only Son into the world because God loves us that much; a love that can take our breath away and is incredibly beautiful and overwhelming. God sent God’s son Emmanuel “God with us” into the world for us to adore and be reminded of God’s love for us.
This love comes in an infant born in an unlikely place in Bethlehem. Anyone who knows me knows that I adore babies and will take any moment I can to hold an infant in my arms. I can’t describe it but when I hold an infant, everything in me is at peace. I could sit and adore that infant in my arms all day long. And that is the beauty of this season as we are reminded of this infant son who reminds us of the promise of hope that comes in this infant we are called to adore.
O come let us adore him, Christ the newborn King.
O Come let us adore him, Christ the newborn King.
Amen. It's good to take time to adore–to focus wholly on something other than ourselves, our problems and our needs.
I love the imagery of the vast North Dakota sky and the vastness of God's love for us. Simply beautiful — thank you! You've inspired me to put on my coat and take a nighttime stroll and enjoy the beautiful reminder of God's love and His precious Gift. 🙂
Patti, I love that imagery too. You are so welcome. I hope you were able to go for a nice nighttime stroll.
God is so mighty and strong, even from the moment he was born. It is almost overwhelming to think about this tiny baby being born knowing his duty is to carry the sins of the entire world, and yet he did it, he does it. He was born so that we could be born again!
Marisa, exactly! Amen!!!
Thank you for remind me about that that little child that came to this world many years ago to be our Savior, He that came to us because of His great love for us…
Sandra, you are welcome! God did indeed come because of God's great love for us!
I loved reading about your experience with the stars! I had that same experience a few nights ago! Kinda neat seeing it here! 🙂
Bethany, thanks! Tonight driving home from seeing my Mom, there were NO stars in the sky because it was soooo foggy! Totally different feel than a few nights ago. I liked the feeling of a few nights ago much better! 🙂
One of my dogs likes to wake at 0300, and go out to look at the stars. In this part of New Mexico, the skies are dark, and the Milky Way is a broad ribbon…and if I care to stay out just a bit longer, the gegenschein will climb in the east.
It always makes me think of the scene in "A Charlie Brown Christmas", when Charlie brown is walking at night, with Linus' reading from Luke repeating in his head.
Smart dog. I bet she hears it too.
Thanks for stopping by, Andrew! I am going to have to stop by your blog. I like that movie and can toally picture that scene. Thanks for sharing it again.
You know, Tara, I think I'm more amazed every year by the fact that God tore open a hole in the heavens and Jesus willingly stepped out to become our Savior. How He ever left the Father is astounding to me. Enjoyed your post!
Holly, it amazes me more and more too! Glad you enjoyed my post!
Tara, it fills me with wonder.
Susan, me too!!! Me too!!!
You must have a gorgeous view of the stars and night sky where you live…include pictures in your posts this winter for all of us to enjoy!
I will try to remember to take some pictures this winter for you all to admire and share in.
Oh how I miss those cold night walks although northern Iowa has nothing on North Dakota. Thank you for reminding me of my past.
I wonder how many of us will write prompted by this song today. Blessings to you.
I am glad my post reminded me of your past. Sometimes it is nice to reminisce and look back. From the posts I have read, quite a few were prompted by this song today. Blessings to you as well!!!