That wonder thing

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I posted as my Facebook status that I wonder about many things and was encouraged to write about it here (this one’s for you, Aaron :). Perhaps I’ll do a definition poem as my reply…

wonder, n 1. a person, thing, or event that causes astonishment and admiration, as in: My husband is a wonder, who is faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings with a single bound and (even more difficult and amazing) love me unconditionally! 2. the feeling of surprise, admiration, and awe aroused by something strange, unexpected, incredible, etc., as in: That he can do so fills me with wonder; even more incredible is the fact that he wants to! 3. a miracle, as in: This is nothing short of a wonder. v.i. 1. to be seized or filled with wonder; feel amazement; marvel, as in: The beauty and intricacy of God’s creation fills me with wonder. 2. to have doubt mingled with curiosity, as in: I wonder. Enough said. v.t. to have doubt and curiosity about; want to know; as in, I wonder, what is my mission in life? What am I supposed to be doing with my writing? Why can’t I write like I believe I’m meant to? Why does my heart have to be so deceitful? How could the bombardier beetle have evolved? If I could turn back time, what would I do differently? If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it, does it make any noise? Why do mosquito bites itch? How can I really love people where they’re at? Why was I born in America? If I dye my hair will I start getting heat flashes? Do all dogs really go to heaven? Why do you have to put a vault over a grave? Why do I ask questions that can’t be answered? Why do I ask questions that could be answered by a simple Google search? Are people who need people really the luckiest people in the world? Why did God call my father-in-law home when He did? Why didn’t I ask him if he’d made peace with God before he died? Why didn’t I call him more often? Could he still hear us even after they told us he was brain dead? Why do I allow the fear of man to keep me from telling others about God’s great love for them? Is it because I don’t love them enough?

And that, my friend, is just the tip of the iceberg. So many questions; so little time, lol.

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4 responses »

  1. That’s a great list of wonderment :] I certainly enjoyed reading it.

    One comment regarding your Father-in-law… I really don’t know anything about him or his relationship with God.. what I do know is what you’ve written, that the one word that characterized him was kindness.

    But, no matter whether Mac had reconciled himself to God before passing, I believe God has declared his reconciliation to Mac through the cross.

    2 Cor. 5:19 “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”

    If Mac had not yet reconciled himself to God, then I believe that as a perfect loving Father, God will continue to work on his heart to that end… even after he has passed from this life.

    I know there’s no one I’d rather have the keys to hell than Jesus :-)
    Re. 1:17-18 “Fear not, I… have the keys of Hell and of Death”

    Oh the wonderment of his love for us :-)

  2. Hi Aaron :) I have two more questions to add: What if the hokey pokey is really what it’s all about? and How do dust bunnies multiply inside of closed shoe boxes???

    Thanks for sharing your views on Mac’s passing, not just here but on Facebook. Mighty brave of you. Hopefully soon I’ll have time to post a thoughtful reply there or post something new. I’m not as quick to speak as I used to be (I consider that to be a good thing, lol).

    Best to you and J and X!

    p

  3. “I’m not as quick to speak as I used to be (I consider that to be a good thing, lol).”

    I would agree that this is a good thing… it’s something that I am continuing to learn.

    I’ve been sitting on these thoughts about God’s character and the “purpose” of hell/wrath for some time now. I finally opened my mouth… :-P Someday we’ll see if it was brave, or just plain stupid… haha… Either way, to God be the glory!!

    • Love your attitude :) Saw you were listening to Pink Floyd earlier. That album has a lot of classic songs (and brings back lots of memories for me–you probably weren’t even born yet!!!). Anyway, God speaks through all kinds of music. I’ve always known that, but today I learned a thing or two. First I have to post about the conference on Wednesday, but soon I promise to share about the music. Or maybe I’ll do it on FB.

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