May We Never Lose Our Wonder

I think sometimes as humans we think that we ought to have everything figured out. That all the mysteries of the world and life have be studied and become known.  Yes, I believe in some ways that this is true and I fully believe that God created us to go on adventures and make discoveries.  Discoveries that save people lives, discoveries that teach us how to grow, and discoveries that simply bring us joy and delight.  There is so much that God has allowed us to discover and yet there is a lot, I MEAN A LOT that he has withheld from us. 

I was inspired to write this a couple weeks ago when I was driving home from Seattle with my mother and my little girl.  My mom was driving and night had fallen.  My little girl was sound asleep in the back seat and my mom and I were singing along to old hymns we had playing on the radio.  I then had this sudden urgency to look up at the star sprinkled sky and I found that I couldn't look away.  I hadn't looked up in the sky like this in a long time and I was just in awe.  Not only by it's beauty but the vastness of it's existence.  If this is how we look at the night sky, in awe, how much more does our creator deserve? 

We need to remain in awe of Him.  I think we live in a time of such negativity there is so much fear, complaining, slandering, hate, and yet He has chosen to share the sunrise with you every morning.  The reds and yellows that bleed together to create this spectacular event every morning, it's gifted for your delight.  You can stand confidently on the shore and stare out at the vastness of the sea because theres a God in heaven who protects you by commanding the waves to go no further.  Oh and how I hope you smile when you hear the wind blowing softly through the trees, it's a gift of peace.  We don't have to have it figured out, not even close. Focus your eyes on him in wonder and the things of this world will melt away because when you focus on Him nothing else matters.   

There was once a message spoken by Issac Wimberley and he said "if there are words for Him, then I do not have them." Let's live our lives everyday looking to Him while our speech becomes paralyzed. That is the greatness of our God that we can't even form sentences with the words that we have known all our lives because our earthly vocabulary simply does not possess the words to describe his greatness in full. 

Praise Him in wonder, because He is worthy! 

[the heavens proclaim the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands]

Psalm 19:1 

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