THE GREATEST WONDER
“Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.”–Psalms 86:8-10
Some travel the globe seeing the wonders of the world. Others find a greater pleasure in watching their favorite team play, or walking through the Louvre. Whether it is the beauty of nature or the accomplishments of those with exceptional ability these people are moved emotionally by what they see. But there is something far more wonderful. J. H. Jowett described it well when he said:
The greatest wonders are not in Nature but in grace. A regenerated soul is a greater marvel than the marvel of the spring-time. A transfigured face is a deeper mystery than a sun-lit garden. To rear graces in a life once scorched and blasted by sin is more wonderful than to grow flowers on a cinder-heap. If we want to see the realm of surpassing wonders we must look into a soul that has been born again and is now in vital union with the living Christ. Even the angels watch the sight with ever-deepening awe and praise.
As the spiritual is the home of wonders, so also is it the field of brightest exploits. It is not what men have done by the sword that counts in the esteem of heaven—such deeds mean little or nothing; it is what they have done “by faith.” Weak, frail men and women have put their faith in God, and have done the impossible! Faith unites the weakling with almightiness! Faith makes a lonely soul one with “the spirits of just men made perfect,” and with them he shares “the power and the glory” of the eternal God.
I hope you will read that again and think of its practical value. When we lose our sense of wonder regarding God we tend to wonder about everything–living under a cloud of doubt which leads to fear. But when we stand in awe of God’s greatness we can stand courageously against any challenge.–HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346