Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals September 7 2022 : The Source of All Wonder :
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
Recommended Reading: Psalm 144:3-4
The Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, is the first-known European to view the massive waterfalls on the Zambezi River in Africa. Livingstone named the falls Victoria Falls in honor of England’s Queen Victoria. He recorded in his journal, “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”
Every human being has found themselves wondering at some aspect of life, nature, the universe, art, or their own experiences and feelings. Such wonder has a benefit: It elevates us beyond our daily existence which often focuses on the pedestrian tasks of survival. Wonder causes us to reflect upon that which is larger than ourselves—specifically, the Person of God. That was true for the psalmist who wondered at how the God who formed the universe could also be mindful of him and his needs (Psalm 8).
The next time you find yourself enthralled with wonder, let your thoughts go to the Source of all wonder: God Himself. Enjoy the moment and give thanks to Him.
The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.
G. K. Chesterton.