Might I submit to you a dilemma, maybe even one of the greatest enemies in our day. The enemy: Losing one’s astonishment and amazement. Losing the WONDER.
Robert Capon once noted that “we are in a war between dullness and astonishment.”
I was reminded this weekend of the importance of keeping wonder in your life. Watching my kids mesmerized at the world around them, captivated by the sweetness of each moment. Drinking in each moment with gusto and life, the same moments that many of us would consider mundane and boring.
A.W. Tozer suggests that, “Culture is putting out the light in men and women’s souls.”
Maybe our challenge this week is to re-introduce ourselves to the tenacious curiosity we once had as a child. You know…the age where you were enamored by the insistent “WHY?”
Let’s be honest, invoking the once alive notion of “curiosity” may seem odd, even uncomfortable.
Curiosity requires courage.
Imagine what the cadence of your week would look like if you embraced it with astonishment and amazement.
I know what I’m going to be doing…
I’m going to tear a page out of my toddler’s book, and look through their eyes of WONDER!