We live in such amazing world and time. Life just swiftly passes by with new advances, and we can easily find ourselves chasing the next cool thing. In the fast pace society, we tend not to spend time to just simply wonder. Wonder, that desire to know something. It can be that tingly feeling caused by something so glories or unexpected.
And As believers, I honestly believe that we have lost the sense of wonder. In one of my favorite psalms, Psalm 8, I believe it opens the power of wonder.
3“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.“
King David said when he considers, thinks or ponders on Gods haven. Specially, when he looks on the moon and the start that He has put in place. Something happens inside of his heart, spirit and mind.
No branch of science proclaims God’s greatness and man’s insignificance more eloquently than astronomy. The simple fact that distances must be reckoned in light-years (the distance that light travels in a year) illustrates the point. Light travels 186,000 miles per second, and there are 31.5 million seconds in a year, so light travels roughly six trillion miles in a single year! Yet some stars are billions of light-years from the earth. No wonder we call such computation astronomical.
David is filled with the desire and curiosity of Gods glory and power. His next thought is how magnificent is a creation, humans. That God of the universe is thoughtful or mindful of man. He did everything for him. God even visits him and speaks to him!? Yes. Even though on earth, He made them little lower than angels; yet, Creator has given him the uttermost crown of glory and honor.
When we think of the numberless myriads of stars, of the vast distances in the universe, and of the power that holds the planets in orbit with mathematical precision, it boggles the mind. Relatively speaking, the planet earth is a speck of dust in the universe. If this is so, what is a single man perched upon this planet? Yet God is interested in every individual! He has a personal, intimate concern for every human being.
As David is filled with wonder, he begun to glorify God! “O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!” (v9). That sense of wonder that God is so powerful and great, yet personal and loving left David just filled with worship to Him! That is the power of wonder in our lives! It is impossible to consider Gods awesome and heavenly power and walk way without worship to Him. I believe, its simply just not possible.
Wonder is what gives true meaning to Worshiping God.
Today, as christians, those who have relationship with God, must come back to wonder of Gods glory! Ponder on what He is doing in your life! David didn’t just stumbled upon Gods havens. I believe he looked at time night after night seeing Gods hand in it. What about you? Do you consider what God as done in your life? What about people around you? What about your salvation, forgiveness, grace, wisdom, protections, love He has shown you? Do you consider God glories power? Its the wonder, desire to know something, that fills you with worship to God. Wonder is what gives true meaning to Worshiping God. Its wonder that God’s redeemed people can join to sing with new appreciation, “O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!”
Be blessed! – Alex Reznichenko