Day 23 On’ry People

Day 23 On’ry People

 “Look among the nations, and see;
wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told.”  
(Habakkuk 1:5)

I like this version of the Appalachian carol I Wonder as I Wander.  I think that the passion of the carol is caught in the passion of this rendition.  As we wander through life, we sometimes feel alone.  The sky above is like a cold iron door shut in our face and the earth below is parched and uninviting.  I believe it is in these moments that God can speak to us in the deepest places of our heart if we turn to him and contemplate all that he has done for us.  He came and was born as an infant.  He grew to manhood and preached about the coming Kingdom of God.  He suffered and died for on’ry (ornery) people like you and like me so that we might enter that kingdom.  As you wander through this Christmas season, take time to stop and bask in the wonder of all that God has done for you through the birth of his Son and wonder at what his birth might me for your life.

 

I WONDER AS I WANDER

 I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus my 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

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 heaven to sing
He surely could have it, ’cause he was the King

 Oh, yes! He was the king! Hallelujah!


I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus my 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

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