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Morning and Evening: 01/26

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Holy wonder will lead you to grateful worship and heartfelt thanksgiving.

As Spurgeon writes, “We must not cease to wonder at the great marvels of our God.” How true this is. I am deeply touched by this devotion as it reminds me of so many beautiful things I have seen in this world that God has given us to enjoy. I was blessed to grow up in such a place as Yosemite, surrounded by such a magnificent valley of granite walls. This past Christmas we were blessed to visit the island of Kauai. How magnificent this place is!!! As we spent many days exploring many parts of the island I just sat in wonder and awe at His glory. My heart was in deep worship. As Pastor Kevin has illustrated frequently, we don’t go to Niagra Falls to see the water fountain. It is so, that we don’t see our God as helpless or small. Jesus is our King, and greatly to be praised. The greatest gift of all was what He did for us on the cross and because of this we shall be lead to grateful worship and heartfelt thanksgiving.

“Let your soul lose itself in wonder, for wonder is in this way a very practical emotion.”

Spurgeon continues, “It will cause within you godly watchfulness; you will be afraid to sin against such a love as this.” My prayer is that we will all see what marvelous things Jesus has done on our behalf and that we will bow down to praise Him, and that it will cause us to fall more deeply in love with Him. Oh how I wonder what else he has in store for us. Only He knows. Amen.

All they that heard it wondered at those things.–Luke 2:18

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