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The Wonder of it
Standing above the tree line,
I looked down upon God's creation with a sense of awe and wonder. Beneath
my feet was the mountain tundra in full bloom. The clouds overhead swirled
and darted from place to place as the chilling wind dared to push me from
my observation post.
While we were on vacation
this past summer, my brother-in-law offered to drive me and my boys to
the mountain peak in his jeep. As we neared the top, the road became progressively
more narrow and less passable. At times, we bounced more than we rolled.
But the travail of the journey disappeared when we reached the summit.
It was breathtaking! Few places will paralyze my movement and stir my soul
like the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Last week I saw the mighty
Mississippi River and the waves break against the shoreline of the Pacific
Ocean. Two distinct bodies of water, but they have one thing in common,
they both demand the viewer to pause and stare at them.
Most days are ordinary get-up-and-go-to-work
kind of days, but every now and then something happens that grabs our attention
and demands that we pause. Things like the view from the top of the Rocky
Mountains or the Mississippi River or the Ocean.
Remember when the doctor
handed you your newborn baby? Or when your father put your hand in the
hand of your husband to be at the church altar? Those are not moments to
rush through. They are ones worth marinating in.
Remember when God first called
you to Salvation? Or a time when you were on fire serving Him? As we grow
in our Christian faith, it is easy to lose the wonder of God and live our
life on autopilot. Perhaps it is time to pause, renew our sense of awe
and step out on faith to take on new challenges.