“Wide eyed and mystified may we be just like a child staring at the beauty of our King… May we never lose our wonder.” I love these lyrics by Bethel Music and have been singing them for days because they mean so much to me.
I was raised in a Christian home my entire life, accepting Christ as my Savior when I was 12 years old. But when I truly became a Christian, a true follower of Christ, was the moment that I fell in love with Him. I wasn’t trying to escape hell, I wasn’t trying to do what I thought was expected or had been told was right, I fell in love with the Creator of the universe and stood in awe of His magnificence.
Just as the lyrics of this song say, I stood wide eyed and mystified like a child, staring in wonder at the beauty of my glorious King.
I was amazed by His everlasting, unconditional love. I was mesmerized by the magnitude of His mercy and grace. I was overwhelmed by His decision to save me and give me the opportunity to have a relationship with Him. I could not believe that the Creator of time itself wanted to spend time with me, a broken teenage girl.
I remember when I first fell in love with God, I prayed so hard and asked Him to never let me lose this “first love” feeling. I never wanted it to wear off, I never wanted to take it for granted, I never wanted to forget just how blessed and privileged I am to get to know Him. I never wanted to waste the opportunity that He has given me to be in His presence.
God has answered my prayer. This feeling has never left as long as I have stayed in His presence, seeking His heart and face. As long as I stay in His presence, I will never lose the awe and wonder because it is impossible to be in the presence of the eternal King without falling under the weight of His glory.
May we never cease to be amazed by the beauty and glory of God. May we never stop being in His presence and seeking His face. May we never lose our wonder…
“Many, Lord my God, are the wonders You have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with You; were I to speak and tell of Your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” Ps. 40:5