Awe and wonder // 28-07-23

“Then Jesus turned to the paralysed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat, and went home praising God. Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe, and they praised God, exclaiming, “We have seen amazing things today!”” Luke‬ ‭5‬:‭23‬-‭26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Wonder and awe has that ability to turn our hearts to praise! Revelation at who God is and what He can do leads to a response of worship! Oh to be gripped by that same great wonder and awe as we see Jesus! Often we are so fixated on the problems in front of us or the anxieties within us than we miss the beauty and the wonder around us. Also, with the rise in technology we have become so used to special effects on our screens, so used to hanging around in man made multiverses, in AI generated graphics, images made to look like reality, that I think we have become desensitised to what is real and truly wonderful – we’ve been looking for the next wow from online creators rather than looking at what our Creator God has already provided! I’m praying that our eyes would be opened once again to THE wonder of wonders – that in awe our hearts are turned to praise and worship the One who IS truly awesome! Amen? 👆🏼🙏🏼