reverb10 {day 4}

december four: wonder
December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)

interestingly enough, when i think of the concept of *wonder*, i tend to associate it with the innocence of a child. the mystery of something unknown them to them, that with adulthood will become explicable or mundane. whether it be make-believe (santa clause) or mother nature at work (rainbows), most of what creates wonder as a child dissipates by the time we reach the ripe old age of eighteen.

and i suppose, that is why this is such a great question for adults. note how the question is phrased...how did you cultivate a sense of wonder? in other words, wonder doesn't automatically surround us, but we have to strive to bring it in our lives.

after pondering this a bit, the most wonder-filled thing in my life this year has been my journey through The Holy Bible. i'm not yet done (actually not even through the Old Testament yet). but i've diligently been working my way through it for almost a year now. not only have i never read it cover-to-cover, i am now discovering stories and even entire books that i didn't even know existed. my quiet time in the mornings has been a life-changing habit. i am proud of myself for sticking with the process and i look forward to finishing The Bible so that i can move on to more in-depth devotionals.
***what is reverb10?***
Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what's happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead. With Reverb 10, we'll do both.
sidenote: i decided to back date these posts to match the prompt dates. new posts will always show up "on top" in a reader, but if you come directly to the blog, you may need to scroll down a bit to find these daily *reverb* posts.

1 comment:

  1. I love thinking about words and what they truly mean (both in definition and in nuance). Wonder is one of those words that causes me to sit back and ponder...