Last Sunday at MCC my friend Jon Hunt sang a song called “King of Wonders.” He sang it beautifully, and the words of the song have hit me like a ton of bricks. If you have never heard the song, then check it out below.
Often in the Hebrew Bible, God reminds the people that he is “the God who brought them out of Egypt.” Egypt was a place of slavery and oppression…a place where they cried out to God for liberation.
And God brought them out.
Again and again he reminds them to remember all that he has done for them…because if they lose their awe and wonder for who God is and what he has done, they might end up in another kind of Egypt.
This song served for me as that reminder. How often does being a Christian just consist of going through the motions? How many times do we show up and sing words and affirm sermons…yet there is no wonder, amazement, or awe for who God is, what he’s done for us…or what he’s doing in our midst right here, right now?
My prayer for us is that we will remember and return to awe and wonder and amazement. That we will not take for granted all that God has done, but we will celebrate it and be so amazed at his grace and goodness towards us.
10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. 11 Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 15 He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. 16 He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. 17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. [Deuteronomy 8v10-18 TNIV]