God does not wonder because He is Wonder-ful. From God's fullness of being creatures come forth without Him loosing anything.

The soul nature has a sense of Wonder and Awe which begins in childhood when the child begins to discern the world through its senses. The child's soul is on a journey of discovery through its senses. He sees the beautiful flowers, the sun, moon and stars in the sky-a wonderful world. As we grow older we begin to take things for granted thus loosing the child's sense of wonder. To recapture this sense "We must learn and acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe." (Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays)

I am spellbound when viewing photos of Bryce Canyon. The vastness and design of the landscape takes my breath away. A Seattle Times reporter wrote, "I found the best cure for my rain-sodden mind and body in its peaceful sun-drenched gardens of stone and star-spangled nights". The sense of wonder leads us out of ourselves and connects us with something much greater and higher than our daily humdrum. (A Study of wonder/Psychology Today) In wonder we begin to sense a mysterious presence which we call God.



Lao Tsu expresses this mystery by telling us that the senses cannot grasp the mystery, it can only be intuitively sensed when the mind stops thinking and instead looks and listens without earthly desires.






Jacob experience of God during sleep at Bethel goes beyond wonder into awe. "When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” (Gn 28:16-17) Awe is a more direct experience of God which inspires fear because because Jacob realized that God sees trough his very being, it is He who hold Jacob's life in his hands. Jacob marked this sacred site by taking the stone on which his had had rested and pouring oil over it.

Now that Christ has revealed the mystery while still remaining a mystery we sing--



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