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Wonder vs. Justify


My grandmother was my ambassador to God through the door of what I call “all things beautiful.” She showed me the importance of the “wow” factor. To see the magnificent and not to dissect it into something smaller than I could justify, but to stand in awe of it. To allow it to draw me in and see my humble place beside it, respecting its splendid mystery. Creation unlocks the power of wonder in our lives and points us in the right direction.

I fell in love with God long before I knew what religion required of me. Creation spoke of Him through its beautiful brilliance and remarkable offerings. Standing small by the ocean’s shore, looking up at the trees, and watching the night stars pointed to something bigger. The outdoors provided all the evidence I needed that there was a creator who cared deeply about His creation. I didn't need to understand all the ins and outs of science; I just knew there was a mastermind behind it all. God made sense; His truths obvious in His creation. Just like Romans 1:20 NIV explains: "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."

What captures the wonder of God in your life?

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