Wonder can you see it
There is wonder in it
Wonder feel the wonder
and remember there is wonder in it all
I’ve had this song by Gungor in my mind lately as I marvel at God’s beauty all around: in Maya’s smile and the joy she brings to our family, in the way Matías and Lucas are adapting to the constant changes of missionary life, in the celebration of Nils’s parents’ 50 years of marriage and love over Memorial Day weekend.
As I walked around my yard and took pictures of the beautiful flowers blooming I was filled with this same wonder and awe.
This year as I have enjoyed the benefits of the hard work of the previous owner of our home and my husband’s careful attention to what was already planted, a passage from John comes to mind. Jesus says to his disciples, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months until the harvest?’ I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ripe for harvest.
Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. For in this case the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor” (John 4:34-38).
This is true in so many ways in our lives. We are blessed by the hard work of others who have come before us in our family and in each of the places God has sent us to serve. As we return to Mexico, I pray God would open our eyes and hearts to the ways the fields are ripe for the harvest. May we all joyfully join in God’s work in and around us.