Misplaced Wonder

While watching our youngest grandchildren, I see their ability to live in the moment. Their ‘wonder’ is still in place. Excited about a bowl of ice cream, giggling while packing for a coastal vacation, enjoying one of their favorite meals … while the cares of this world threaten to steal from the adults… cares that are mental thieves that diminish childlike enjoyment of this precious life!

My own wonder gets misplaced. This creates in me another longing for that “Selah” moment: the center of God’s Kingdom. A child-likeness restored. Selah means to pause…meditate on what His Word reveals…and then rise to the next level. Well, is it any wonder that my ‘low level’ thinking needs changing?

When our thoughts are centered on truth, we realize that God is a big God, fully in charge of that which we relinquish to Him. So, why do we hold on to the cares? Why would we assume that we could handle them?

“In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust is your strength ~ but [oh me] you would have none of it.” [Isaiah 30:15]

Sigh……. Could it be that I’m beginning to understand? My ability to handle life’s challenges are NOT in my human strength, but in the stillness and quietness of my soul, resting in a deep, abiding trust in my God.

Childlike trust is explained: children simply believe. Jesus said, “Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” More “Selah” moments, Lord, that result in deeper trust in You.

“There’s the wonder of sunset at evening, the wonder as sunrise I see; but the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul is the wonder that God loves me. There’s the wonder of springtime and harvest. The sky, the stars, the sun; but the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul is a wonder that has only begun. O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all! Just to think that God loves me. O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all! Just to think that God loves me.” [lyrics: “The Wonder of It All” by George Beverly Shea]

One thought on “Misplaced Wonder

  1. I was inspired to look up George Beverly Shea on YouTube and found George Beverly Shea’s famous hymns. He is not only inspiring but also the man that I would like most to sing like. Thanks Dave


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