Wonder. Today I had the chance to hold a newborn baby girl in my arms. That’s two newborn baby girls I’ve held in a week ~ two nieces, two beautiful little sleeping bundles of wonder. Can you say blessed? I couldn’t help but look at them in awe.

It really is amazing when you think about it ~ for nine months, give or take a little, a woman will carry within her womb a growing child. Her body will provide everything it needs to flourish.  She breathes, eats, and cleanses toxins for that precious baby.  What an incredible ecosystem God has created!

And then, at the appropriate time, the baby is birthed into this world, through hard work called labor ~ and called labor for a reason, just ask my sister-in-law and niece! The baby’s intricately designed body immediately adjusts to a new way of breathing, eating and processing toxins. Just like that…it really is incredible, when you stop to think about it, isn’t it?

But how often do we stop to think about it? How often do we stop in our busy, overly stimulated, over the top way we live just to contemplate, with wonder, the miracles of God? For me, not enough. Yet every day God’s wonders wait anew and I am given another chance. I need to look around more. I need more wonder in my life. What about you?

More star gazing… people watching…ocean admiring…butterfly gazing…child playing…melody making…husband hugging…cloud dreaming…color bursting…rock climbing…flower smelling…baby holding wonder.

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5

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One Response to Wonder

  1. Sharon says:

    I can’t remember the last time I held a baby! How precious! And yes, they are truly a miracle that we take for granted all too often.

    I am a big fan of God’s creation – and I always relish the chance to bask in the beauty of it. I plan on taking time this summer to contemplate the wonder-full things that God has made in this world of His.

    I’m starting with a mountaintop…


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