Recapturing the Wonder


The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

–Psalm 19:1-2 NIV

What’s your favorite thing about the beach? Do you enjoy slipping out to the sand to marvel at the rising or setting of the sun? Or staring in awe of the vastness of the ocean? How about admiring the intricacies of the smallest shell? Often the flurry of activity surrounding a vacation can distract you from what is truly spectacular. Maybe that’s because schedules demand your attention, or maybe it’s that humankind, in general, has lost its sense of wonder.

There really are so many ingenious achievements today that are worthy of notice. However, none can compete with the magnificence of God, Himself. When you’re too caught up in the things of your own existence, you can easily miss the truly glorious declaration of God’s beauty, majesty, and vastness demonstrated every day in a simple sunrise.

God makes His splendor and power evident all around you, but gadgets and shiny baubles in your hands distract your ability to appreciate Him. David’s words in Psalm 19 are a great reminder that the handiwork of the Lord decorates the created world, but you will miss Him if you don’t look up to notice what is truly glorious.

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to help you see Him in the ordinary events of your life today.
  • Take special notice of things that have your attention and purposefully invite Jesus into the center of your thinking.
Karen Woodall

Karen Woodall

Karen is primarily a writer/editor for InTouch Ministries, but also pens for other ministries, and crafts discipleship posts for switchbacks.org. She lives near Atlanta, homeschools her kids, loves sports, and desires to help believers know Scripture and live for Jesus.
Karen Woodall

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