Lenten Reflection–No Wonder

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Augustine

photo by Josh Scholten

photo by Josh Scholten

photo by Josh Scholten

photo by Josh Scholten

The natural wonders are called that for a reason–we are awed and diminished by them. They rightfully deserve our reverence and respect.

So why does the image of God Himself not call us to wonder? Each cell, each organ, each movement, each thought, each breath a miracle of creation far beyond the wonders of the mountains, the heavens and the seas. Yet every day we throw these away as inconvenient, ill-timed, and unvalued.

We were created to look like Him. And He came among us to be with us, walk with us, weep with us, love us, and save our rebellious ungrateful hides.

No wonder we’re such a mess, in need of salvage. No wonder at all.

One thought on “Lenten Reflection–No Wonder

  1. Wonderfully stated, Dear Emily. Interestingly, there is nothing in Genesis that describes the physical features of God; there is a LOT about God’s participation in the creative process, so surely the capacity to create, as in making something out of something else, is at least part of that image in which we are created. Yet “creative” has become a catchall phrase for “artisitc” and many people build walls around their own capacities by bragging about not being creative. And we really are in a mess, aren’t we?

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