Sunshine bathed my dining room yesterday. Unbeknownst to me, its warmth melted the wrapped European chocolates sitting in a dish on the table.
My grandchildren popped in for an unexpected visit at noon. Five-year-old Anna and three-year-old Luke discovered the softened sweets. “Oh no, Grandma,” Anna exclaimed. “They’re melted! What should we do with them?”
“Put them in the fridge,” I said. “Then they’ll harden and be easier to eat.”
Anna checked on the chocolates an hour later. “You were right, Grandma!” she exclaimed. “They’re hard now. Wow—how did that happen?” Her awe made me smile.
Living life with a sense of wonder and awe seldom happens in adulthood. Work and worry often blind us to the miracles that surround us.
My grandchildren’s presence restores my perspective. Seeing life through their eyes especially when we go for a walk or play outside reawakens me to wonders such as a ladybug’s spots, a daisy’s petals, an ant’s activity, and a bird’s nest. It renews my awe at the Creator’s ingenuity. And I inevitably experience joy.
Psalm 65:8 says, “Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy” (NLT).
Beginning today, let’s ask God to open our eyes to the wonders He’s created. Let’s celebrate His creative genius. And let’s stand in awe of who He is.
It’s your turn. What aspect of God’s creation inspires awe and shouts of joy in your life?