It was wonder, unanswered and unexplained that stilled him. For me to explain why the bird was lying at his feet, why it couldn't fly, would have offered nothing to the moment. He didn't need it explained to know it was sacred. I love answers. Days and blog posts that tie up neatly. Weeks planned and lived out with a checklist in hand. Lost in the busy rush of the days I forget to stop and look at God's world with wonder. Especially the parts that are broken and damaged. I rush past the moments that should have been something else, something better. Struggle to look with awe at every twig and feather much less the muddy bare spots in the yard. Can I stop and wonder. Stop and praise a God who created, and gives and takes every moment we breath in and out.
I hope you get to stand in wonder of His gifts today. I pray that God opens your eyes to see the way He creates beauty in all things even the broken ones. I want to approach each day knowing it is a gift to be lived out intentionally, with joy and wonder. Wonder that is not made up of naivety or choosing to not see what is hard in this life. But choosing to see it with new eyes. Stopping to look at what He is doing and has already given. And being able to say it is good because it is from Him.