“What do youknow about? Words & Wonders?” My brother asked me when I told him I had no interest in a particular conversation going on around me, for my lack of knowledge on the topic. This got us going about my blog, and I started digging for the meaning of my tagline. I finally decided it was a good time to identify what it means and share it with my audience.
When I came up with the name, I thought it was a good way to convey my passions in a few words, while reflecting the general content of the web-site. ‘Words,’ seemed fitting since I was describing a blog and an author web-site. But words are only the means to an end, though sometimes us writers get caught up in the art of language, and forget it is only a vehicle to paint a picture for our readers.
So in this case, ‘Words’ are a vehicle to to illustrate ‘Wonders.’ I had and still have, a mental image of a wide-eyed child—innocent and full of wonder staring at something brand new and heretofore undiscovered. This is what I aim to deliver with my writing—something off the beaten path, that has value, and causes even the adult to pause and see something as if for the first time.
Most things have become rote to us and we have wearied of finding anything new in this life. But the only problem really, is our eyes are not open. The wonders of God are all around us, begging to be noticed. They may be little quirks of human nature, the miracles God does for us all the time, His faithfulness everyday, the complexity and grandeur of His creation all around us, or an idea presented in a way not thought of before. This just covers a few examples.
Every day is a new day—can we embrace it with the wonder of a child, or are we going to treat it as all the ones that have gone before? Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. —ESV.
Mark 10:15 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. —ESV
The verse in Mark is contrary to the way we naturally would like to receive the kingdom of God, but we are free to do so, and must do so according to scripture. So join me in seeking the wonders of God. He has made available vast treasures, to all who are willing to find, with the help of the Holy Spirit, a childlike innocence and wonder through the blood of Jesus.