(Read pages 17-20 in Curious Journey)
God reveals Himself through nature (in both the macro of astronomy and intricacy of micro cell structure). It seems apparent to me that the Designer Who MADE me has also SPOKEN to me. If God has Spoken to me (and all my human brothers and sisters) through the Heavens, through written revelation (the God Story), and through the human appearance of His Son Jesus – why has He chosen to do so?
Which leads me to my next question – if our Creator is this creative, beautiful, and immense – why would He care about me? And if He does care and has revealed Himself, how cannot I not reciprocate His move toward me? Is the God of the universe and beyond really this personal?
Revelation impacts us whether we acknowledge it or not. Embrace it and your sense of wonder grows. Reject or ignore it and it withers on the heart-vine.
“A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; and let the rough ground become a plain, and the rugged terrain a broad valley.
Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” A voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?”
All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news,
Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news;
Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” – Isaiah 40:3-9
I feed and protect my sense of wonder. It is critical to my Curious Journey!