The world is truly a “wonder-full” place. Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists in history, also saw the beauty in God’s creation. He once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
I confess that sometimes I miss the wonder and beauty in the world around me. Almost every spring I have the experience of suddenly noticing I’ve been walking past a beautiful patch of flowers without really stopping to admire them. In the process of mowing, edging, and weeding, I rarely think to stop and simply enjoy.
During the 16th and 17th century, there was a piece of furniture called a “wonder cabinet” that was common in many homes. Basically, they were knick-knack shelves that were used to display things that families would collect when they went out “marveling.” Families would go exploring and come back with butterflies or four-leaf clovers or shimmering seashells and put them in their wonder cabinets so they could re-experience their wonder every day.
What would it be like for you, if you began to see every day as an opportunity to go “marveling” in the world?