I wonder about the physiology of laughter. How is it that humor generates a spontaneous giggle?
And then I wonder what makes something funny. What is the definition of humor? (I suppose I could research these things, but today I’m just wondering.)
I wonder why pump soaps and lotions cannot be engineered to actually reach all of the soap or lotion in the bottle. There’s always an inaccessible inch left in the bottom.
I wonder why I breeze through green lights on the rare occasions that I actually desire to stop at a red one. Lipstick cannot be applied while driving through a green light.
I wonder why gas prices keep going up.
I wonder what heaven will be like. An eternal existence in the presence of God’s glory and without sin, disease, death or evil is beyond my capacity to even imagine.
I wonder why entire nations of people allow themselves to be continually oppressed by a handful of bullies.
I wonder at the astonishing things people will do for money and power.
I wonder at the stunning things people will do for love.
I wonder why God loves me and actually gives me assignments to do in His name. Seems a little risky.
I wonder why people surrender their freedom for promised security only to find out that security looks a lot like enforced servitude.
I wonder about music. How is it that sound waves in certain arrangements are so incredibly beautiful?
I wonder why God did not make a few things a little clearer in his Word. He knew we’d be arguing and dividing about these things for centuries, yet he left the ambiguity. He must have had a reason. (I have some ideas about this…hmmm, sounds like a good subject for my next post.)
I wonder at the inexhaustible beauty and complexity of the world around us and of every uniquely created individual.
I wonder about a God who is both supremely powerful and personally tender, who orders the world according to his perfect plan and yet gives us freedom and responsibility. I wonder about a God who surrendered all of his rightful power and authority to live and die on this earth for our sake.
I wonder about the power of His love.
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” Psalm 145: 3-5
What do you wonder about?