A Sense of Wonder

“The world is not lacking in wonders but in a sense of wonder.” G. K. Chesterton

“Blessed God! His love is the wonder of the world.” Psalm 32:1, Message

Fond memories for me include the sense of wonder our children had with each new discovery. A deer on a trail that walked up to us while hiking in the mountains ate out of their hand. I will never forget them talking about that for the rest of our trip. Catching a fish, seeing a woodpecker, listening to the waves crash at thunder hole while we watched the stars appear, or staying in the car at the carwash were just a few of those moments I remember with them. Once we were at Ocmulgee National Park (https://www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm) for a picnic. Becky picked a dandelion seed head and blew the feathery thing into the sky. Their faces lit up in wonder. Soon they were running around picking everyone they could find, laughing, and filling the air with dandelion seeds.

C. S. Lewis believed it was great loss to lose that sense of wonder and imagination as we grow older. As a Christian, it is even greater loss if we lose our sense of wonder of God’s presence and creativity in our world today. “Blessed God! His love is the wonder of the world.” Psalm 32:1, Message

Stop for a moment and reflect on God’s love for you. Stay in touch with God through prayer, reading your Bible, worship, and being a fully participating member of the Church. It’s important to just stop, take time to notice what and who is around you. What do you hear? Or not hear? Smell? See? Touch? Taste? And Feel? Praise God for His wonders! Talk to him about what is you are experiencing. Develop this sense of wonder. Soon your life will be wonder-filled.


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