When Elaine and I first crested the hill from the parking lot and the Grand Canyon came into view we had an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder. It was jaw dropping, stop you in your tracks, take our breath away amazing (you have to see it first hand, pictures do it no justice).
Worship without wonder is a waste. I first saw this on a friend’s Facebook post and I had to think about it for a while. Shouldn’t the majesty of our God create in us the same kind of reaction? The God of the universe, who spoke and the world was created, the God who sent His son Jesus to die for our sins, the God who loves us!
Consider some definitions of wonder: as a noun
- a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
- the quality of a person or thing that causes wonder
- a cause of astonishment or admiration
- marvel, a miracle
- Synonyms: awe, admiration, wonderment, fascination
As a verb
- desire or be curious to know something
- feel admiration and amazement; marvel
- the quality of exciting amazed admiration
- rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one’s experience
- synonyms: ponder, think about, meditate on, reflect on, muse on, puzzle over, speculate about
Isn’t this the way we ought to approach God in our worship? I think it should be!