Sense of wonder…


It’s amazing what you can “get used to”.   I’ve seen pictures of  steel workers casually eating lunch on a narrow beam hundreds of feet above the street below.  I’ve heard pilots who fly jets faster than sound describe it as “another day at the office”.  I’m not sure when it happens…what causes it…but it’s easy to “get used to” anything.  It’s easy to lose your sense of wonder.

I have a confession to make.  I’ve been guilty of “losing my sense of wonder” about actionchurch.  Somehow the miraculous was becoming “routine”. The most amazing thing that I have ever seen happen in my lifetime was becoming “a day at the office”.    I forgot just for a moment that very few people even realize that a place like actionchurch…a place where they can hear some “real” ancient answers for the universal questions of life…a place where they can be “themselves” but still hear about Jesus- exists. 

As I spoke to the photographer from the Dispatch on Sunday about what happens on a “typical” Sunday morning…I realized that she didn’t think anything that happened at actionchurch is “typical”.  She was right…it isn’t typical.  Definitely not normal. Certainly not something we “deserve”.  More people need to know about it.   We cannot just “keep it for ourselves”.  We can’t let it become “routine”.   The stakes are too high…too many people need to know that God is with them, even when they are in a “pit”.

Disturb me, Lord, when my dreams come true, only because I dreamed too small. Disturb me when I arrive safely, only because I sailed too close to the shore. Disturb me when the things I have gained cause me to lose my thirst for more of You. Disturb me when I have acquired success, only to lose my desire for excellence. Disturb me when I give up too soon and settle too far short of the goals You have set for my life. Amen.” – Author Unknown.

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