When was the last time you were awestruck?
Can you recall the last time you were captivated, mesmerized, fascinated, spellbound, or awestricken by something in your life? This occurs when we encounter something so wonderful, so beyond description, that our jaws hit the floor. We all have these moments. A sense of wonder is inherent in the heart of every child. It is amazing to be a father of young children- I see the awe and wonder in my boys eyes every day. Whether the simplicity of being able to swim outside and perfect the art of the cannonball, or to watch the sun set over the ocean, or view a documentary in 4K on the intricate design of the Pangolin- there is rarely a dull day in the Rice household.How about you? When were the moments in your life when you were most “awestruck”? Getting your first job and paycheck… graduating after years of intense study… watching your bride walk down the aisle on your wedding day… being able to finally retire… Or how about nature- seeing the Grand Canyon and having your breath taken away by the majestic splendor before you?Aren’t these moments wonderful? It’s like the whole world fades into the background as we are captivated by the magnificence of the moment. They are transformative- we cannot undo these moments. They remind us of who we are and what we are here for. That we are all given life by a God who loves us deeply- we are His, created in His image, to live for His purpose.This Sunday we will have the opportunity to be awestruck by who Christ is. We will be looking at Psalm 110, examining the words of King David as he gets a glimpse of the Messiah. These words paint a picture in vivid detail, 3000 years ago, of who Jesus is, what He has done, is doing, and will do. And why that matters to us even today. I urge you to join us this Sunday- in person or online- and when you do, let’s be ready to see the wonder in the person of Jesus. Let’s be awestruck together by the majesty and love of our mighty God.Have a great weekend, and I can’t wait to worship with you this Sunday, 10:15, at Christ Community Church.-Pastor Nathan Rice