Today’s Word: ‘WONDER’ as in… the feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
I love inexplicable. Let’s go with that!
There’s a subtle difference between the kind of wonder that leaves us asking questions, and the kind of wonder that leaves us speechless. When we wonder about something, when we have wonderings, we ask questions: “I wonder how so-and-so did in the marathon?” “I wonder if it’s going to rain all day?” “I wonder if it’s going to be a boy or a girl?” “I wonder if it’s too soon to start talking about the trip to Israel?” Wonder like this seeks information, data, details about someone or something.
But there is another kind of wonder that leads to a deeper, more expansive life, the kind of living that pushes us toward a deeper awareness of what it means to be human, what it means to be filled with the Spirit, what it means to bear the image of the Divine.
This is that marvelous wonder that captures us, wraps itself around us, fills us. Moves us ahead.
Instead of having wonder about something, this kind of wonder has us. Instead of seeking information and asking questions about details and data, this kind of wonder simply leaves us in that beautiful and expansive place where we don’t say anything at all. It’s all just too beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar. And inexplicable.