Recently I reread the words of Psalm 8:4–6 which say:
“When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place—What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them little less than a god, crowned them with glory and honor.”
When was the last time you were in awe of something? Occasionally we’re amazed by someone or something someone says, but often it’s either fairly expected or cool but not a ‘wow’ moment.
I always find autumn and the tree color changes to be one of the more awe inspiring times. Spring has lots of visual changes but I typically feel more excitement that we’re moving past piles of snow rather than awe over the new life. But with autumn there are these pops of color that are so vivid and amazing that you just want to stare at them.
One of the other more awe inspiring experiences is when you go to the places that are away from the city lights and you can really see the true power of all the stars in the skies. Sometimes in the city you’re able to see some stars or the moon will look spectacular, but you don’t really get a good understanding for how many stars are really out there until you’re able to be away from the lights of the city and they’re able to shine. It’s a truly incredible experience.
One of the other experiences that people say is awe inspiring is witnessing the birth of your child. There’s something powerful about seeing this little being appear, after 9 months of growth hidden away with only tiny glimpses, with all 10 fingers and toes and looking like a miniature version of their parents or extended family.
There may not be a lot of awe-inspiring moments in our lives, so it’s so important to celebrate and recognize those moments when they happen. What was your most recent awe-inspiring moment?