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noun | won·der | \ˈwən-dər\

Webster 1828:

WONDER, n. [G., Gr., to show; and hence a sight; a panic.]

1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind, of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; something that arrests the attention by its novelty, grandeur or inexplicableness. Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less than amazement. It differs from admiration, in not being necessarily accompanied with love, esteem or approbation, nor directed to persons.

2. Cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy.

Merriam-Webster today:

1 a : a cause of astonishment or admiration : marvel <it's a wonder you weren't killed> <the pyramid is a wonder to behold>

b : miracle

2 : the quality of exciting amazed admiration

3 a : rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one's experience

b : a feeling of doubt or uncertainty

Yep. I see it. You’re like, “Aww! So cute!”

This is my little cousin Selah. She’s the younger sister to Joy featured for the word H E L P F U L. So stop and go grab 2x the cuteness so your heart can overflow with happiness.

Yes, her eyes are pretty close to that blue. And for the most part, yes, she is always smiling.

Why am I not always smiling? Why aren’t you always smiling? Isaiah, what’re you talking about?

Well, you’re alive first of all and yes things don’t always go right, but the very fact that you, the only Y O U out there, is the only you that there will ever be should be enough to be like, “Wow,” and smile just a little bit for at least one moment.


Let me try again.

The probability of your dad meeting your mom is 1 in 20,000. Just a rough estimate.

Of them actually talking, seeing each other again, that turning into a long term relationship, and T H A T lasting long enough to have children … is 1 in 2000.

But just in case that’s not enough, the probability of the right guy egg hitting the right girl egg to create Y O U is 1 in 400 Q U A D R I L L I O N

Yes, that is 400 with 15 zeroes after it. Imma just lay that there.

But I live in a world where because life, procreation, and death have become such a “routine” thing that it’s so east just to chalk new born children up to, “someone else”.

It’s a marvel that I am who I am and that you are who you are. We look at pictures of not just our friends and family, but nature and beautiful landscapes and we’re just so breath taken by what we see.

I didn’t make that. W E didn’t make that. God did.

I can only describe wonder as that moment your mouth drops for a moment, then you smile, and then a bigger smile, and any combination of words such as, “W O W!” or “Y E S!” escape your mouth. In that moment, you are in wonder.

Don’t ever lose that. Because as you live, the world will try and take that away from you.

It’s a very small component that can help to keep you alive inside.

Stay in awe of the life you were G I V E N, God’s creation, and the Cross.

And most importantly, stay in wonder of God Himself.

P.S. Selah is nine-months old and no you can’t have her. She’s mine. Well…her parents first…and I’m somewhere down the list after that.

Fun fact: This picture was taken the same day as her sister’s. They’re both adorable. I chose this picture because she looked like she was, “in wonder” of God.