Friday, August 6, 2010


Astonished it is we were,

under that null guise,

now no longer is it,

that sharp and frank surprise.

Wonder falls about us,

as we open our eyes,

beautiful contentiousness,

beckons at limitless skies.

Building with possibility,

the notion of surprise,

combining our wares we do,

never a compromise.

Wonderment attributed,

now as we confess,

fervent, jovial belief,

not for now, redress.

A state it is we attain,

this we surely do,

as much it is to maintain,

a way of keeping things new.


Wonderment and the ability for awe is a tremendous human feat of faith in God. It is no small thing to be amazed—especially when it’s something truly astonishing that we stop to consider.

We’re blessed truly for every one of our ticket-stops-to-tour on this journey of life.

We take in more of life, the copiousness of it, when we stop to gawk and wonder.

Let us make time for our wonder-falls. Indeed, it is a skill to look for them and even to manufacture them for those times of scant openness to things, for we all have times of spiritual languor.

Wonder is our way back upon hope, that thing that leads us back to faith and love, and truly those things of our Lord God.

Jesus did say, “I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:5 [NIV])

And so it is for us to look for these new things in the midst of our very own lives—to experience this Presence of God; the wonder of life.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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