10.23.2009

Wonder

Today's Photo: "Pretty Glass"

I am working my way through the book "Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller. I came across a great passage today about wonder. It's quite great:

"At the end of the day, when I am lying in bed and I know the chances of any of our theology being exactly right are a million to one, I need to know that God has things figured out, that if my math is wrong we are still going to be okay. And wonder is that feeling we get when we let go of our silly answers, our mapped out rules that we want God to follow. I don't think there is any better worship than wonder."

The line that most jumps out at me is: "our mapped out rules that we want God to follow." Even when I try not to have a rule-book created for God to follow, I still fall into old habits of wanting God to do things "my way."

This idea of a strong relationship between wonder and worship is intriguing.
Very intriguing. I pray that in whatever environments you find yourself worshiping in this weekend (outside soaking in the sun, at yoga, with friends, reading a book, or at church), you will be filled with a sense of genuine, authentic, one-of-a-kind wonder.

2 comments:

  1. Michelle SteinwandNovember 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Thank you so much for your blog. I just discovered it on one of those dot-to-dot sort of internet days. I'm a seeking woman of the prairie who has been wrestling with the whole God thing quite intensely over the past year. Reading your blog makes me want to dance with life's beauty more than wrestle with God's existence. The quote from "Blue Like Jazz" hit the bullseye on my heart. I've heard of it, along with "Velvet Elvis," but have yet to seek it out. Thanks for putting it on the top of my to-read list.

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  2. Michelle SteinwandJune 8, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    Thank you so much for your blog. I just discovered it on one of those dot-to-dot sort of internet days. I'm a seeking woman of the prairie who has been wrestling with the whole God thing quite intensely over the past year. Reading your blog makes me want to dance with life's beauty more than wrestle with God's existence. The quote from "Blue Like Jazz" hit the bullseye on my heart. I've heard of it, along with "Velvet Elvis," but have yet to seek it out. Thanks for putting it on the top of my to-read list.

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