There are times in life when I wish that I thought with the innocence and wonder of a 5-year-old. One evening this week we were sitting in a turn lane waiting to turn left. My mind was on the traffic and my Wal-Mart list. Callie’s mind was on the goodness of God:
“Mom, look what God made just for us!” she exclaimed loudly while pointing her finger towards the western horizon. A glorious sunset with hues of red, pink, lavender, and orange lit up the heavens. Thin wispy stratus clouds draped in white interrupted the technicolor panoramic display of God’s artistic offering. It was quite marvelous.
In that moment, my mind also turned to the goodness of God. I am thankful for the reminders that God uses to help me resurrect the innocence and wonder that I once had as a child.
I am thankful for the little interruptions in life that allow me to drift back a few decades and regain a child-like perspective. It is in these moments that I truly live and life is simple again.
When is the last time you allowed yourself to be caught up in awe and wonder? Who were you with? I wonder how your life could be different if you allowed yourself to pause and be in awe when your life is interrupted by God’s goodness…
“Wonder is the basis of worship.” Thomas Carlyle