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