Alive in Wonder
Amazed… astounded… astonished… these words are often used to describe the reactions of those who encountered Jesus throughout the gospels. Something Jesus said or did [or did not say or do] often threw them for a loop, caught them off guard, kept them guessing. Being a follower of Jesus means to live with a certain kind of awe and wonder at the miracle of life unfolding all around us. What if Jesus’ invitation to “life to the full” - is deeply connected to our ability to be amazed, astounded, and astonished? And what if, somehow, when we allow wonder to have its way - we find ourselves living more fully and freely - living the life God intended for us?