A Pinterest-Worthy Nursery?

O come, O Wisdom from on high,
Who ordered all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show
And teach us in its ways to go.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, verse 2

Let’s go back to grade school English for a quick minute.  Remember learning about proper and common nouns? Proper nouns are always capitalized and refer to a specific person, place or thing.  Notice how Wisdom above is capitalized?  That’s because its not just talking about understanding from some place beyond ourselves…it’s recognizing God Himself as Wisdom.  And guess what?  He will reveal portions of that singular variety of Wisdom to us through the Holy Spirit as we petition for it and press into Him.  His ways are not our ways, but his ways are exceedingly better. 

Think about it: When we plan for a new baby (myself included) we have amazon gift registries, agonize over the nursery colors, and stage Pinterest-worthy spaces to surround well-appointed cribs. But, his ways are not our ways.  In His infinite Wisdom, God allowed His son, who would one day reign over the entire world, to come into that very same world in the most unassuming of ways. The nursery which housed our Savior was adorned with a troth-esque crib set against an unimpressive rustic barn backsplash, quite unlike the endearing farmhouse chic venues of today, and the Wisdom which knew it would be so from the very beginning of the world! It was all part of God’s perfect plan to redeem humanity back to Himself and allow us to live in His presence for eternity.

There’s something comforting about knowing I don’t have to rely on my own understanding. I mess up.  A lot.  I don’t have all the answers, but our God does, and in that I can have Hope.  We needn’t be trepidatious if we don’t know how something will transpire as long as we know we are following His will.  He has gone before us and already has all things worked out for His good and purposes.

Scripture References

Isaiah 55:8, James 1:5

Action Step

Today, ask God to bestow His wisdom on you in some aspect of your life needing clarity.

Accompanying Playlist

All hymns referenced throughout the series found in one spot. Some versions are traditional. Others…not so much. Enjoy!

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