“…the world is a work of art, set before all for contemplation so that through it the wisdom of Him who created it should be known…” (Basil)
In the busyness of today, we seldom stop to experience wonder. By its very definition, wonder is invoked by something amazing, mysterious, never before seen by the observer. One pictures standing still, gazing intently, and mouth agape at the sight! The best instructors of wonder are little children. Amazed by the new world and all it holds, they spend their days in discovery. Sadly, this diminishes with time until finally; they grow up and lose much of their sense of wonder.
This world is a work of art, created by the Master and held in place by His laws. There are seashores with waves rolling in, stopped by an invisible Hand at just the right spot in the sand. There is new life, delicately woven together in darkness. Millions of snowflakes fall to the ground in winter, no two being alike. Our leaves turn beautifully brilliant colors even as they are dying each fall. God has created a fascinating world!
With Christmastime comes a sense of wonder—if we will allow room in our filled calendars. Where is the wonder in this season? It is partly held in the traditions each family observes, the memories of Christmases past, the joy in how little ones experience the celebration. But above all else that the season holds is the wonder that God gave us a Savior, Deliverer, Healer, the One Who understands all we endure here on earth, having walked our path, the wonder that One would die in our place so that we may have a place with Him forever.
Wonder is meant to lead us back to the One who gave us our very existence, our world and all that it contains. Where has all the wonder gone? It is here for our contemplation, set before us by our Creator, that we my know Him.