When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. Mark 9:14-15
This verse caught my attention this week. Sandwiched between the transfiguration and the child with the demon it would be easy to overlook, but the word “wonder” caught my eye. The people were overwhelmed with wonder when they saw Jesus. It reminded me of a quote, a prayer, that I would like to share with you.
“Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of your universe. Delight me to see how Your Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not His, to the Father through the features of men’s faces. Every day enrapture me with Your marvelous things without number. I ask not to see the reason for it all; I ask only to share the wonder of it all.”
Rabbi Heschel (Quoted in Brennan Manning’s Ragamuffin Gospel)
May you see the wonder of the mystery of the love of Christ evident in your life today.