Mom entertains us with the story of what is was like when I was very young, to travel in her and Dad’s VW Combi, post their accident: even after the repairs, the side sliding door was left faulty.
The delightful effect of this meant that as I was strapped tightly in my car seat in the back, without warning, the handle would loosen and the entire door would slide open. She explains how every time it happened, she would have to quickly drive around the block to the nearest downhill, where gravity would take care of sliding it closed again.
Oh what I would give to have a photograph of my tiny expression right then, at that very moment, when a whole new world-view slid open and zoomed in.
The word “awesome” (due to overuse and abuse) has sadly lost it’s original meaning. However I am pretty sure that this experience (according to my perspective back then) must have been truly awesome.
I believe that opening ourselves up to being in awe of both the smaller details in life as well as the greater marvels can assist in reconnecting us intimately with God’s beauty and power.
“Do you believe? You will see greater things than these… Truly, truly I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
In clarity, care, calm and courage.