An echo of wonder

On Sunday I used this joyous visual to start a sermon at church, and many of you have been asking where to find the clip. So enjoy!

There is no denying that it beautifully captures, stirs  and evokes a response in us (and I’m told from a very reliable source that it “moves us to tears”, no matter how many times we’ve seen it!)

I’m so glad for visual images such as this, which point us to things of wonder and sheer joy.

Wonder is natural and spontaneous to us all.  Children tumble through their day, joyfully bumbling along tasting, touching, smelling everything that is new and in their reach.  

Eugene Peterson says, “But gradually a sense of wonder gets squeezed out of us. There are many reasons, but mostly the lessening of wonder takes place as we develop competence and gain mastery over ourselves and our environment.” 1

How can wonder be cultivated rather than diminished?

1. Eugene Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

This is a side thought from: The Institute Of Contemporary And Emerging Worship Studies, St. Stephen’s University, Essentials Blue Online Worship History Course with Dan Wilt I am on week 2 of Essentials Blue Online Worship History Course.