Horse Head Nebula Orion--God's modern art
(a gathering of spacious gas Joel never forgot from childhood when we observed a book of the Heavenlies.)
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
When a child is given the opportunity to lay on the grass under a night sky, his mind journeys to wonders unknown, his eyes extend to galaxies and the far beyond and in this moment, his mind begins to understand eternity. When an adult is confronted with the infinity of God's eternal creation and endless wonder of his personal handiwork, he will be more likely to worship, to magnify God's rightful position in His life. His faith will become a part of the extension of His depth of personal knowledge of the living God.
But when life does not allow the place for wonder, there will be little awe, humility, reverence for the infinite wisdom and ways of God. We do not bow our knee or humble our heart if we have not lived in wonder.
An adult who ponders the designer behind the intricate design of a leaf on a tree, the shape of a flower, the shadows of a moon-lit night flirting and fluttering between the shadows of dancing tree branches will come into the presence of God.
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
As all ages are magnetically attracted to new life, --babies, ducklings, puppies,--we are confronted with the miracle of life itself and if we make time to wonder, to imagine, to think of the mystery behind the creating of a new life, our minds will be drawn to the supernatural, divine spark and power of God.
Faith will not grow where time does not allow for imagination, swimming in the wonders of life God has sprinkled across our paths every day.
When our busyness and technology do not allow for the real, the created, the life-art from the very hands of God, the deeper questions of life will be pondered apart from what He has created and provided to give witness to His reality.
When a child is given pat answers and technology to humdrum his mind away into mechanical oblivion, his faith will be weak, his vision of God will be small, a limited view of his own small world, shallow, and life-less because his soul has not been confronted by the transcendence of the eternal God.
Satan would hide the wonder and awe of our inspiring God by confining us to the world of busyness, obligations, distraction, watching machines instead of playing in creation.
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
Throughout all the ages, wise writers, authors, professors have known that imagining, being awe-struck, learning to become amazed and to wonder at the ways and creation of God is the beginning.
So, for children and adults to grow strong and healthy relating to the living God, their lives must provide time for being caught up in the eternal, the transcendence, the glory of the Holy God.
Today, when life overwhelms, go into His presence, observe the ways of His creation and your soul will find rest in his magnitude, beauty and strength.