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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 15, 2021

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SATURDAY, May 15                  [Pachomius of Tabenissi]

Luke 9:43a And all were astounded at the greatness of God.

Sometimes we forget to be astounded. We forget to embrace childlike wonder and amazement at things we don’t understand, as if everything were meant to be understood.

In this passage, Jesus has just healed a boy and proven the wonders of God—and all were astounded. When was the last time you were astounded? Perhaps it’s not that we forget to be astounded but rather that we forget that we are allowed to be. It is okay—encouraged even—to be amazed, even if we don’t understand everything.

I sometimes feel a sense of disappointment in myself when I don’t understand scripture or texts or lyrics. But that doesn’t mean I have a bad relationship with God. I simply need to give myself permission to wonder. Wondering is incentive to learn, and there is always more to learn about God.

MOVING FORWARD: Take time today to wonder and be astounded.

PRAY for the Diocese of Calabar (Nigeria)

Ps 87, 90 * 136 | Ezekiel 3:4-17 | Hebrews 5:7-14 | Luke 9:37-50



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