Years ago before our son was born my husband and I had the chance to take an Alaskan cruise. It was an amazing time with my family and I felt like I truly saw God’s hand on our earth. As we went through the glaciers and heard the cracking of the ice, I remember they played, “How Great Thou Art” over the loudspeakers on the ship. I will always recall the awe of seeing what God created and truly how great He was.
Seeing chunks of icebergs fall into the water in Glacier Bay was an extraordinary experience that made me feel very small, yet also cared for. The lyrics, “when I in awesome wonder. . . ” took on new meaning. “Oh, God,” I prayed, “You are an awesome wonder. Never let me forget to see that in ways each day.”
Looking at your life today, you may be dealing with your own glaciers and ice cracking but it doesn’t seem quite so beautiful. You may not be looking at the cracks and saying, “When I in awesome wonder consider all” and think about how great God is. I understand that feeling. But remember that the God who creates the glaciers is the same God who created you, and you are even more beautiful to Him than any other works He has ever created.
Turn up your speakers and site back for a few minutes while Carrie Underwood sings “How Great Thou Art.” I hope that hearing this voice will give you a moment in time to lift up your hands here in front of the computer and just praise, “when I in awesome wonder. . . ”
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