Friday, September 6, 2013

Wonder - Awestruck Wonder

photo courtesy Justine Gallien of PYP Portraits, LLC
 I pray - I wait - and I wonder.

I wonder at the knowledge that God hears me
that He loves me and
that He cares about what concerns me.

I wonder how He will answer my prayer
Not if  He will answer,
but how he will answer...and when.

I wonder how He will take the perplexities in my life
and turn them around for my good.

I wonder how He will use these circumstances to mold
me into the image of Christ.

I wonder at the hardships He allows so that I may grow
and comfort others with the comfort
He has given me
through the storms.

I wonder at the blessings He pours out
Unearned, undeserved
undeniably an outpouring of grace.

I look wonder
awestruck wonder
and gaze into the face of
perfect love.

"Who among the gods is like you, Lord?
Who is like you— majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory, working wonders?"
Exodus 15:11

(Copyright© 2013 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)


  1. Wow! This poem fits my image beautifully! Exactly what I was going for when I took the image of my sister. Thanks so much for using it!!!

    1. Thank you for being so kind as to let me use your photo. You do beautiful work! Blessings to you!

  2. Beautiful, Jan! I'm so thankful for all the encouragement you give in your transparent lifestyle.

    1. Thanks, Joy. What you see is what you get...warts & all. :)

  3. This poem is beautiful and I needed to read it, I thank you for it and thank God for reaching me through your words.

  4. Thank you for your kind words, Tracy. I love how God uses all kinds of ways to reach out to us and blessed that He chose to use this little blog to speak to you.


  5. God is so good!!! Thank you for all the encouragement you give to trust Him. He is soooooooooooo worthy of all our trust!

  6. Just enjoyed this again! Thanks so much!!

  7. I just re-read this. Thanks so much Jan!