The Seven Days of Gratitude are an annual tradition and gratitude challenge for us at MW. We have seven days leading up to Thanksgiving (U.S.) where we reflect on different themes that help us reflect on the things we can be grateful for. Some are obvious and some are a bit more random. I hope you join us on this journey of reflecting on gratitude. You can journal your thoughts or share with us on social media @modernwitnesses_ on Instagram. Tag us or do #SevenDaysofGratitude. As always, we are grateful to God for you and everything you are doing to reflect His light.
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Our day 1 theme is:
I read recently that wonder can’t be forced. It isn’t a result of intention, but it is more like something that surprises us. There are so many things that can bring us wonder. It can be a green field, a starry sky, a bright moon, a baby’s smile, a torrential rain…
Andrea Scher wrote, “If we want to live a life full of wonder, we need to be willing to meet whatever shows up in us with kindness.”
In this season, something that fills me with wonder is nature. (The orange leaves, and the flower bushes that bloom in confusion on warmer nights.)
Wonder, I feel, always leads us to curiosity. It also surprises us with joy.
Wonder is something we should be in tune with. Scripture describes our God as a God of wonders. He is constantly working and surprising us with His exquisite creation and with His love.
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?” Exodus 15:11
Tell us, what awakens your sense of wonder? Is there something that has surprised you with joy? What attributes of God fill you with wonder?