In devotion time this morning the movie George of the Jungle came to mind The narrator says something about how the actors were in “AWE!”, and the actors went, “awwww.” The narrator corrected them as to the proper definition of the word AWE!, and they corrected their usage. Funny!
But it made me think…are we “awwww.” Christians, or are we “AWE!” Christians.
As I was reading John the Baptist’s witness to Jesus’ baptism I was struck with “AWE!” when I read that John saw (John’s AWE!) the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus like a dove. These are amazing words. “AWE!”-filled words.
“awwww.” slowly exhales OUT the breath with an audible physical sound. “awwww.” depletes the body of air and thus life, and it ends with a period.
“AWE!” is a sudden IN-take of breath without any sound! “AWE!” also fills the body with breath and life and vitality and joy, and it ends with an exclamation point!
This song is about another John and what he saw. John’s AWE!
Jesus, Thank you that what both John’s saw is now our “AWE!” May we be “AWE!”-filled Children. Amen.