Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise

this weekend I've been with
youth from my church
on a ski trip.
Thank you for safety
for all of us.
It was my first time skiing.
It was humbling.
I felt out of control
most of the time.
The rest of the time
I was on my rear in the snow.
Today I am sore.

But during evening devotions
the question was asked:
What is something you do during which you lose all track of time?
I thought of playing the piano.
I thought of playing video games.
I thought of hiking in the woods.
I thought of walking a Labrynth.

Then a phrase came to mind:
"Lost in wonder, love, and praise"

That's what I want to do more.
While living, worshipping, praying, working, hiking, exercising, skiing, falling, getting back up, rubbing sore muscles...
I want to
get lost in wonder, love, and praise.
To lose all track of time
in awe of you, O God.

That phrase is not my creation.
It is the closing line to the hymn, Love Devine, All Love's Excelling" by Charles Wesley.

Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

So may it be for me
now and in the life everlasting.


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