Wow Factor


St Wilfrid's Devotional Blog - Awe and Wonder

Posted on: 12th March 2018

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1

Wow Factor – Awe and Wonder Helps You Connect With Your Spirit

What’s around us can inspire us, enlighten us and empower us. Yet thanks to technology, the media and a greater awareness of the world, we find our first-time, overwhelming experiences of the world to be fewer and fewer.

In the Old Testament, we read of a king called King David. King David started his life as a shepherd boy and a musician and we mainly know him as the young boy who killed Goliath long before becoming king. Over the course of his years, David wrote much of the book in the bible called the Psalms. Each Psalm illustrates a different point in David’s life where he connects with God through his spirit. This verse stands out at the beginning of chapter 19: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19 v 1)

Can you imagine what it is David is thinking about as he proclaims this bold statement? Most theologians believe this chapter was inserted towards the end of David’s life where he reflected on the events over his time on earth.

David knew of God’s awe and wonder and what a magnificent position he must have been in to see each moment throughout his life. When we look outwards and look upwards, we can do the same and connect with our spirit.

This week, consider; why do we sometimes miss moments of awe and wonder? What can we do to realign ourselves so we can see the awe and wonder God has placed in the world?