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The Brilliance and Wonder of It All

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Laurie Coombs 2 Comments

God intended for us to discover His loving presence in the world around us.  – Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel

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My two little girls eagerly stood at our glass sliding door last night; a playful neighborhood kitten named Fred was on the other side. Each of the girls held out a string, bouncing it up and down in front of Fred. They would giggle as he pounced time and time again toward the allusive string on the other side of the glass. The scene lasted for quite some time. Bouncing. Pouncing. Giggles….

Pure delight.

To be honest, I’m not much of a cat person, but I couldn’t help but smile and giggle, myself, as I watched the scene unfold.

Moments like these can be found around us all the time. They’re the moments that can bring us pure joy, show us beauty in the small things (or the big things), and bring us back to the wonder of it all––to the wonder of God and all He created.

But how often do we miss these moments? We’re hurried, and we rush right past the wonder, missing the simple delights each moment has to offer. [Tweet that] We miss the beauty. We miss the grace.

The little things. The great things. And everything in between. Each of them point us to God and the grace He lavished upon us.

I don’t know about you, but I want to see it. I want to be awestruck continually by the beauty and the wonder surrounding me. I want to see what I ought to have been seeing all along. [Tweet that]

I don’t want to be so quick to put on my proverbial sunglasses, dulling the brilliance of the world around me, but instead, I want the brilliance to continually point me to the one and only true God––evoking worship and love––for He is worthy.

{Each moment we experience has something to say about the grace of God.}

How might we be able to cultivate a spirit of wonder in our lives? 

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  • I really liked this post 🙂 it’s so important to slow down and enjoy the things that God has created. It’s not worth it to rush through life, never satisfied. Thanks for sharing 🙂 God bless

    • I agree completely! Thanks for the encouraging words.