4th Week of Advent: I Wonder as I Wander

Encouragement to keep our eyes on the wonder found all around us.

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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

Luke 2:1-20
Matthew 2:1-11
Isaiah 9:2-7
John 1:1-18



This is an updated edition of a post originally published on A Branch in the Vine

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About the Author

Jan Loyd is a child of God, a disciple of Christ, a Jersey girl, a former nun, a teacher, and now a wife of 48 years, mother of two, grandmother of 5 boys and finally a baby girl...these are just some of the hats she wears or has worn. Her hat as teacher has seemed to be one she’s worn her entire adult life, ranging from teaching elementary school, homeschool, adult ESOL and GED language and writing. But along with all of these opportunities has been her favorite above all the rest: teaching women the Word of God in various ways, Precept Upon Precept and Bible Studies she’s developed by the grace and tutelage of God along the way. The heart of the message that she delights to share is that we are in union with the Living God through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Currently you may find her on her devotional blog “A Branch in the Vine” where she shares several times a week and in her Bible Study/ devotional book The With-ness of our God: Relationship in Every Dimension.