…they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”’
— Revelation 4:8-11
This trip to San Francisco is echoing a word in which I can’t shake. Everywhere I turn, every person I come into contact with, every time I sit alone I am found caught in wonder. I find it to be a beautiful place, to sit back, not be so quick to have an answer or form an opinion, to enjoy what is and to leave room to be amazed. It’s quite freeing, my friends.
In the impulsive days we find ourselves in, it’s easy to lose sight of God because we’re so constructive and busy mapping out the details. Not asking questions and leaving room for answers, but taking an opinion because we feel we need to. We live on the go and take what we know about God and cap it off, fitting him into this box. I ask you, have you left room for Him to amaze you?
This is what God wants. At least for me in my life…
I love that this scripture is a good example of this thought. I think to myself, “How could heavenly beings continue singing worship before God in Heaven over and over again????” The answer: Wonder. They left room for God to reveal another unseen, beautiful facet about Himself and because of it, they can’t help but lay their crowns down and worship.
I want to do the same.