How often do you stand in awe and wonder of something?
I have a distinct memory of the very first time I sat in awe and wonder. When I was around 12 years old, my family took a trip to Colorado. We had dinner reservations one evening, but the only way to get to this restaurant was by horse and carriage. Stepping outside, the bitter air hugged me and then slipped up into my nostrils to provide that bone-chilling shiver down my spine.
We jumped into the carriage, huddled together and bundled up in our blankets. As we rode, I moved my glance up to the sky and gasped as my breath was literally taken away. There were millions of stars; so much so that the sky felt crowded with the vast number of them. Each star lit up it’s own little portion of sky yet together, they sang a symphony of praise. They called out, beckoning me to delight in their mere presence. And I did just that – never withdrawing my gaze until we arrived at the restaurant.
I felt the weight of glory that night.
The glory I so vividly experienced that night was the handiwork of my God and my Creator. To this day, it still evokes awe and wonder in me.
Wonder and awe isn’t exclusive to nature alone, however (although it is a superb place to experience such things). Wonder can be found in God’s Word, the Bible. I would argue that the source of our wonder springs from the words of scripture. Why do I believe this? Because the one who created that starry Colorado night which left me gawking at His majesty, spoke.
And His words are full of things that leave me reeling from the absolute glory of them. Consider some of the following words from scripture:
- “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” –Romans 5:8
- “For the word of God is living and active…” –Hebrews 4:12
- “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
-2 Corinthians 12:9
- “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” –John 10:11
- “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” -2 Corinthians 5:17
Friends, the Wonder of His Word is multi-faceted. We get to stand in awe of what Jesus did for us on the cross, we get to stand in awe of how the Holy Spirit will work through our humble obedience and we get to stand in awe of learning about the character of God.
We can see all of these things and more from scripture.
God’s Word is a lamp unto our path. It speaks into every facet of our life if we would let it. In order to truly experience the wonder and power of God’s Word, however, we must spend time with it. We need to keep going back to it, over and over. We need to let it seep into our very being by BEING with it!
I have such a passion and conviction to encourage you in your walk with Christ through the power of scripture. It brings life change, which I have seen first-hand, and I want that same thing for you too.
In this place, I want us to turn our eyes together to the Wonder of His Word. I want us to delight in it and let His Word breathe needed truth and perspective into our hearts and minds.
I’m excited to step into this new focus of turning our eyes to God’s Word to truly experience the Wonder of His Word.
Would you join me?