The Wonder of It All

Psalm 143:5 (NASB):  I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.

I am in wonder when I see the monarch, knowing that it was just a worm on the wood.  I am in wonder when startled by the beauty of a sunset even though I have witnessed many evening colors.  I am in wonder at the mountains though I know their sights and am familiar with the roads that lead there.  I am in wonder at the forceful ocean waves, though they have washed over my feet over many a mile of walking beaches.  I am in wonder at the vastness of the bad lands which are endless in their emptiness.  I am still in wonder of the branches of a bare winter tree skirted in fall leaves.  As I recall these pleasures of delight, I am in wonder that there were a million more.

I am in wonder when I witness an unexpected kind deed, though kind people have been doing them forever.  I am in wonder at the unending mercy of God who never ceases in his wish to offer lovingkindness.  I am in wonder at the graciousness of Christ who was twenty steps ahead of me, laying down what was needed.  I am in wonder when I look up into the starry shy though I have stared into them since I was a young boy laying in green grass and dreaming of the future of my life.  I am in wonder now in the later years that the dreamed of future was a mere shadow of all that God has granted.  As I recall these gifts of generosity, I am in wonder that there were a million more.

Stephen Williams, 01/23/2021

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *