06 Dec Awe and Wonder
Revelation 4:8b-11 – …day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Have you ever seen the sunset over the ocean, stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon, or watched a sunrise from a mountaintop? There’s something about these types of moments that make us remember our humanity, make us feel so small in comparison to the incredible earth that God made.
The world has even compiled a list of the “7 Wonders of the World” including the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal, but none of these wonders compare to the creation our God made ex nihilo or “out of nothing”.
As humans, we have a God-given natural desire and were made by Him to stand in awe of something greater than ourselves, whether people recognize this inherent desire comes from God or not. These “wonders” on this earth pale in comparison to what we’ll experience in Heaven when we spend the entirety of our eternity worshipping God in awe of His presence.
In the meantime, these types of awe-inspiring places, whether man-made or God-created, give us a small glimpse of what we were ultimately created to do forever – worship Him.
What’s the most awe-inspiring place you’ve been? Does it make you more excited for Heaven to think about how much better it will be?
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