Children have it easy when it comes to joy. Their innocent hearts are ready to believe in mystery. To marvel at the magical.
As we grow up we get a little jaded to reality and lose a sense of wonder in the face of simple beauty.
I recently heard this G.K. Chesterton quote that perfectly captures a child’s sense of awe.
“Part of God’s infinity is manifested in a little child’s propensity to exalt in the monotonous.”
When I throw my daughter into the air (and catch her) what does she say? “Do it again.“
No matter how many times she lands safely in my arms her response is always the same. “One more time, Daddy.“
The speaker who shared the quote above posed a powerful question:
What do you think God says to the sun every morning? Do it again. Do it again. Do it again.
The world is chock full of ugliness. Yet, there exists in the sparkling eyes of a child simple beauty.
We can go through life magnifying the evil of tragedy and dark clouds in the sky. Or we can face each day with joy and hope in the Lord.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. –Lamentations 3:22-23
I want to experience a sense of wonder for Creation. To see God’s handiwork in the smallest details and like a child squeal, “Do it again, Daddy.“