Monday, February 08, 2016

wonder

There's something incredible about being able to look out a window and see the ocean stretch on for miles. A thousand shades of blue dancing over and beneath the surface. Life. Beauty. Wonder.

How do we go through each day without stopping and staring at the incredible creation around us? How have we become so complacent, so blind to the beauty around us?

We're sucked in by rush, by busy, by cell phone screens and Instagram filters. We don't want to miss out on Snapchat stories or Twitter feeds.

But we miss out on sunsets and starlight. Breathing in warm sunlight. Moonlight between tree branches. The ocean stretching out for miles, stretching out forever. We snap a photo of autumn leaves, a gorgeous sunset, and share it with all our friends.

Then we move on.

We don't pay attention to the small details of our lives, the little moments of utter beauty. The little miracles that make our lives magical. The small strokes of the paintbrush God has used to fill in the spaces with beauty.

God deserves our praise and worship for many things, including the beauty of His creation. Not that we should worship the creation itself, but the one who so lovingly made this earth to be marvelous and incredible is worthy of honor.

So take a moment to look out over the ocean, to stand and watch the sunset behind trees, and wonder at the creation of our Creator. Stand still. Don't snap a photo and slap a filter over it. Just wonder.

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