Perfect timing for Margaret Feinberg’s latest book, Wonderstruck. Her new book is set to be released on December 25, 2012. I sat down in the living room to begin reading the first few chapters that were sent to me. As I began to read, I watched my youngest daughter play. She is only 2 years old and has a life ahead of her to learn and grow. I can see the wonder in her eyes with each new experience she faces. She hasn’t faced any real hardships in life beyond the occasional, “No, you can’t do that.” That moment made me stop and question if God looks at me in the same way. Does He see me as one who is filled with wonder?
I also have 3 older girls and 2 boys. The oldest being 18 years old. She also has a life ahead of her to explore. I’m watching her as she applies to several different colleges around the country. Both of my daughters are looking at the world around them with wide-eyed wonder. They are both at different stages in their development – yet they both are on the crest of excitement as they adventure on in this life. Are you and I living with that same wonder?
Margaret Feinberg’s, “Wonderstruck,” has not disappointed… I haven’t even started chapter 1 either! Her ability to draw my attention to the most simple and basic thoughts concerning God and His pursuit of a relationship with me are beautiful. Her introduction has drawn me to a place to pray – to ask God for wonder. I am confident you will also have a similar experience as you read it.
A few weeks back I was up praying. It was around midnight when I decided to go outside to walk and pray. As I looked up at all of the stars I had a moment where I was Wonderstruck. Margaret describes such moments like this:
The wonder of God is that moment of spiritual awakening that makes us curious to know God more.
That moment lead me to praise and worship Him as I stood there that night. I pray I never lose my sense of wonder in my pursuit to know Him more. That’s why as I embark on this journey through Margaret Feinberg’s, “Wonderstruck,” I’m joining her and praying for wonder. I hope you will too.
This song by The Choir, Wide-Eyed Wonder, came to mind as I was reading and watching my 2-year-old.