Wide-eyed Wonder

JUNE 6TH, 2022     |         When was the last time you were amazed by something? Thomas Carlyle wrote that “wonder is the basis of worship.” When we look up to the sky and see the wonders there, we should look through them to the One who hung every planet, every star, and every moon in place. 

As our eyes are open to the wonders of this life, they are also opened to the Creator of life, our God of love. Where the love of our Savior is believed and received, there will be worship.

Having our eyes wide open to wonder allows us to see Jesus in all His glory. When we stop seeing the wonder, we become indifferent, and indifference breeds complacency. Complacency is dangerous. 

Please receive no condemnation! Instead, be stirred to look around you with amazement. Soak in the accounts of God performing marvels and fantastic feats throughout His Word. Go for a walk and see His hand in the creation around you. And in those times of wonder, may you find a revelation of Jesus. 

Find something around you that is completely wonderful and know that it was lovingly placed there just for you. And in that awe, see Jesus.    

Wide-eyed Wonder

Who is like you among the gods, O Lord—glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?

–Exodus 15:11 NLT

Who is like you among the gods, O Lord—glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?

–Exodus 15:11 NLT

When was the last time you were amazed by something? Thomas Carlyle wrote that “wonder is the basis of worship.” When we look up to the sky and see the wonders there, we should look through them to the One who hung every planet, every star, and every moon in place. 

As our eyes are open to the wonders of this life, they are also opened to the Creator of life, our God of love. Where the love of our Savior is believed and received, there will be worship.

Having our eyes wide open to wonder allows us to see Jesus in all His glory. When we stop seeing the wonder, we become indifferent, and indifference breeds complacency. Complacency is dangerous. 

Please receive no condemnation! Instead, be stirred to look around you with amazement. Soak in the accounts of God performing marvels and fantastic feats throughout His Word. Go for a walk and see His hand in the creation around you. And in those times of wonder, may you find a revelation of Jesus. 

Find something around you that is completely wonderful and know that it was lovingly placed there just for you. And in that awe, see Jesus.    

Ask God to help you recognize the wonder and beauty of His creation throughout the day. 

Pray that a greater revelation of God’s love for you will be made real for you. Let that love lead you to worship.

Jessica Bittner
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