We are designed to worship, to wonder at the grandeur of things bigger than us. More specifically, to worship in wonder at the majesty of the God who reveals himself in Creation and Redemption.
We can’t get away from it, none of us can, even those who believe that no god exists and that we exist by the forces of a mindless and designer-less process. Look at this video and tell me if I’m wrong.
One of the repeated refrains: “There is grandeur in this view of life…most beautiful…most wonderful.” In another context, that could easily glide off the lips of a devoted Christian, worshipping a grand God of grandeur. And in fact it already has. Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote two centuries ago: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”
And even longer ago, the Apostle Paul said, “What can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (Romans 1:19-20).
We default to worship and wonder, either at some thing or some one, or of the Only One worthy of our wonder.