I’ve been taking more and more time to reflect on the fast pace of life and how quickly I arrived at my middle sixties. I’ve been thinking this through at length, looking for excuses to how I blew through life at a supersonic pace. You know what I’ve found? There are so many things that you rob yourselves of when the pace of living goes up and up. It seems like the faster you move, the more you miss.

Not only do you miss the wonders of God’s creation all around you, such as sunsets, flowers, the beauty of a smile, and the awesomeness of the changing of the seasons, but you also miss out on one of the greatest wonders in life—the person who God has created you to be.

You are incredibly complex. When you consider just the physical aspect of humanness, you have reasons to be amazed! For instance, scientists tell us facts like:

• In just one year, a person’s heart beats 40 million times.

• 50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence.

• Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.

That’s simply amazing, isn’t it? What a wonder you are! I love this quote from Augustine, “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of rivers, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Psalm 139:14 says: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  Today, take time to recognize and thank God for the wonder of who you are!


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