33 episodes

The podcast where we wonder together about the story of God.

We Wonder is a contemplative Lenten devotional for children.

Each episode features:

A Scripture passage brought to life with dynamic music and sound effects
A short, engaging reflection on the passage
A contemplative time for wondering together about the story for the day
Brief thoughts and prayer led by a special child-guest each day.

We Wonder: Lent We Wonder

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The podcast where we wonder together about the story of God.

We Wonder is a contemplative Lenten devotional for children.

Each episode features:

A Scripture passage brought to life with dynamic music and sound effects
A short, engaging reflection on the passage
A contemplative time for wondering together about the story for the day
Brief thoughts and prayer led by a special child-guest each day.

    For Grownups: Why We Wait, and Watch, and Hope in Lent

    For Grownups: Why We Wait, and Watch, and Hope in Lent

    During Lent, we wait and hope for what God will do in us and in our world.

    • 4 min
    Welcome to We Wonder: Lent

    Welcome to We Wonder: Lent

    We Wonder: Lent begins on February 26, Ash Wednesday.

    “Lent” is also an old English word for “springtime.” During Lent, we name the things in our hearts and in our world that are dead, and we wait to see how God will raise them to new life with Jesus.

    Every Monday during Lent, we will set aside time to pray and rest in God, and practice looking for where God is already coming close to us in our everyday lives. You can re-listen and pray along with these episodes every day of the week, if you’d like.

    Every Wednesday in Lent, we’ll share a story or psalm from Scripture, and wonder about God’s good words together.

    Starting on Palm Sunday, we’ll have special episodes for each day in Holy Week, as we walk together toward the cross with Jesus.

    • 3 min
    January 6: The Feast of the Epiphany

    January 6: The Feast of the Epiphany

    Matthew 2:1-12

    In Epiphany we see that Jesus is God, come to live among us. We watch Jesus to see what God’s glory and character are like. And during Epiphany, we see that Jesus is not someone hidden away, for only the good people or the right people to find. Jesus is the light that bursts into our world, shining with God’s glory and love for everyone.

    I wonder what the wise men saw in the light of that star that captured their hearts so that they followed it on such a long journey?

    I wonder what the wise men saw in the face of the child Jesus that brought them to their knees?

    Have I ever felt the light of God’s love shine on me so powerfully that I wanted to kneel, or give gifts, or sing with joy? Can I ask God, right now, to help me see that love in Jesus’ face?

    The gospel of John tells us that in Jesus, God’s light is shining in the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out. Where do I need to see God’s light and love shining today? Do I need that light in my heart? In my thoughts? In my family? In my school?

    Can I believe that Jesus shines God’s love into the world, and that the light of that love will never go out even in the darkest, saddest places? What do I want to say to God about that?

    God of peace, in the name of Jesus who came as the light of the world,
    We pray that your light will shine in the world and the darkness will not overcome it.
    God, in your love, hear our prayer.
    God of hope, in the name of Jesus whose first crib was the animals’ feed trough,
    We pray for everyone who does not have a warm place to sleep or enough food to eat. Please provide, and use our offerings and our lives to share your love.
    God, in your love, hear our prayer.
    God of joy, in the name of Jesus who came to live among us, light up our hearts and our lives, so that we will be full of your life.
    God, in your love, hear our prayer.

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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    • 17 min
    December 24: The Manger

    December 24: The Manger

    Luke 2:1-19

    Today’s symbol is the manger. The Christ child is born! Alleluia!

    I wonder how Mary and Joseph felt, now that their waiting for Jesus was over? I wonder if they were tired? Relieved? Happy to finally hold their child?

    I wonder how I feel, now that Advent waiting is over? What has been hard? What has been good? What do I want to say to God about this waiting season?

    I wonder what it was like to hear and see the angels singing the good news in the night sky? Can I imagine myself there? Can I taste a little bit of their joy?

    Long ago, the prophet Isaiah promised that a new king would come out of Jesse’s family tree, and that he would be a loving king for every person in the whole world. I wonder if I can trust that Jesus is that king? I wonder if I can welcome him and his kingdom into my life?

    I wonder what is different, now that God has come to live in our world? Can I ask God to help me see the world around me with his eyes?

    I wonder if I can say thank you to God, who loves us so much that he was born and lived here, on earth, as one of us. What do I want to say to this God, who is with us always?

    God who is with us, on this night your holy light shines bright in the darkness.Thank you for coming to live among us, to bring us into your light, and to save us from sin and death. We praise you, Jesus, and we love you.

    In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

    • 14 min
    December 23: Carpenter's Tools

    December 23: Carpenter's Tools

    Matthew 1:18-25

    Today’s symbol shows a carpenter’s tools. Mary was betrothed to Joseph, who was a carpenter. Joseph became Jesus’ earthly father, and he loved and protected him as he grew. Joseph listened to God’s words and he was not afraid.

    I wonder what Joseph felt like, when he began to see that Mary would have a baby? I wonder if he worried and prayed as he worked in his carpenter’s shop?

    I wonder how Joseph felt in the morning, when he awoke from his dream. I wonder if he was certain and confident, or doubtful? I wonder how he came to trust the words that he heard in his dream?

    I wonder what Joseph thought when he heard his son’s name? Hopeful? Excited? Confused? What do I think, when I remember that Jesus’ name means “God saves”? Can I ask God to show me more about that name?

    I wonder if it was ever hard for Joseph to believe that his son was from the Holy Spirit. I wonder if it’s ever hard for me to believe that Jesus really is God with us? What do I want to say to Jesus about that?

    I wonder if I can hear God saying “do not be afraid” to me right now? What do I want to say to God?

    God, you are kind and you protect us. Thank you for Joseph’s kindness to and protection of your Son, Jesus. Help us to obey like Joseph, not to be afraid, and to love everyone you give us who needs our care.

    In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

    • 11 min
    December 22: Mary's Heart

    December 22: Mary's Heart

    Luke 1:26-38

    Today’s symbol is a heart. Mary opened her heart and her life to God’s words, and she became Jesus’ loving mother. Because of Mary’s brave heart, God’s love came into the world as her son.

    I wonder what Mary felt like in her stomach, in her hands, in her body, when the angel appeared and began speaking to her? I wonder if his words, “Don’t be afraid!” brought her peace?

    I wonder what Mary felt when she heard her son’s name? Hopeful? Excited? Amazed? I wonder how I feel, knowing that God chose to come and live with us with the name, “God Saves”?

    Mary knew that God would come to save everyone who was small, unimportant, poor, and who needed him. I wonder how I need God to save me today? What do I want to ask God for, as we wait together for Jesus?

    I wonder how Mary got ready for the birth of this special baby? I wonder if there is anything I can do to get ready to welcome Jesus into my life?

    I wonder if I can hear God saying “do not be afraid” to me right now? What do I want to say to God?

    God of love and grace, thank you for Mary’s brave heart. Thank you for choosing to come to your people as her small son. Help us open our hearts to you, too.

    In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

    • 12 min

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Wonderful And Reflective

A thoughtful addition to our advent readings! I love the questions that make us wonder and the prompts to “breathe in” God’s promises and truths. Beautifully produced!

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