While sitting and thinking this Monday morning before heading out to take care of those Monday morning things I must do, I was reminded of the quotes Trish posted on her blog from Mike Yaconelli's book Dangerous Wonder. The past couple years in my life have been about learning to live in God's rest. It really has produced a child like expectancy of what my wonderful Father will invite me to collaborate with him in with each passing moment.
The wonder created is not tied to any seeking of adventure as many might think, it's actually quite the opposite. It even applies to the mundane. If I had to describe it I think I would have to say that it is due to the growing reality that I'm no longer as distracted by the game the world had shaped me to play. For me there is no reason to be surprised anymore by the things the world gives or tries to demand or attempts to make me feel I need. It is what it is.
But oh what a difference it is living and resting in the love and affection of Father. He never rejects us. Never. His love is never attached to our performance. But I sense that His love leads us to do many things. One of those things being, throwing our arms around people and loving them and helping them live free of the game that is nothing but oppressive and burdensome. And for me, the sense of wonder seems to simply emerge when our eyes are opened to this very reality and the freedom that comes with it.