Cultivating Eyes for Wonder

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August 5

The Lord has been revealing within me lately a discontentment for my surroundings. Every day I brush past the wonders he’s created, and familiarity dulls my senses. I compare the humid air, dense brush, and shallow Missouri hills around me to the raging waterfalls of the East or the towering Rockies out West.

And I’m deceived into recognizing those things as the true wonders.

But as I’ve prayed about my dissatisfaction, the Lord has started changing my viewpoint. Instead of skimming past the flowers, fields, and forests around me, I’m taking the time to explore and give thanks for them.

God created everything, even those aspects of nature around us that grow overly familiar and even boring. My prayer is that he wouldn’t allow us to lose our wonder, but to cultivate eyes that truly appreciate his creation.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Rom. 1:20)

Have a super Sunday, brothers and sisters!

Bethany J.

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