Sometimes a good “WOW!” really helps to lift my spirit. This week I’m on vacation on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and as I look out over the ocean and feel the cool breeze in my face, I think "WOW – this is so marvelous” and I can’t help but wonder out loud, “How much goodness and feelings of awe can one person experience?!”
I think that the experience of the Psalmist from this week’s reading from Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, while not related to a wonderful experience on a tropical island, is nevertheless one that was inspired by a “WOW” moment and I think that it expresses the writer wondering out loud the wonder of God’s creation and God’s care for each of us. I think it wonders out loud how vast God’s thoughts are – and yet how in the hugeness that is God, there is room for something deeply personal between the psalmist and God.
- What kinds of “WOW” moments have you experienced?
- What things have you wondered out loud about God?
- What other thoughts do you have this week?