We popped into our Shopping Centre at Endeavour Hills on Saturday morning only to find that it was extremely busy and noisy. While we had a coffee everyone around us was talking so loudly that we could not hear ourselves think let alone have a conversation. Consequently I missed five phone calls because I didn’t hear my phone. We were at a loss to know why there was such a crowd.
Later we were at the supermarket checkout when the singing started. It was loud and I remarked to the checkout girl that the PA system was a bit overwhelming. “That’s not a recording, that’s live.” She remarked. “He’s a famous Elvis impersonator.” I stopped to listen as he sang ‘The wonder of you’. “Wow! he is good.” I observed, then we both burst into laughter as we stated simultaneously, “He does Elvis better than Elvis.” The next day all was quiet again. Elvis had left the building.
However, Elvis may have gone but the words of the song have been buzzing around my brain ever since, both day and night. Then yesterday it dawned on me, it was like an epiphany! My goodness I thought ,this could be us singing to God about the amazing relationship we have with Him. Someone has probably made this analogy before but it was a light-bulb moment for me.
You can imagine my surprise when I checked the correct words of the song for this blog only to find that I had the first four lines and three of the last lines running through my mind. So, I’m taking a bit of licence in quoting it here.
When no-one else can understand me
When everything I do is wrong
You give me hope and consolation
You give me strength to carry on
I guess I’ll never know the reason why
You love me like you do
That’s the wonder, the wonder of you.
We’ll never know the reason why He loves us so; we know He gave His own son because of His great love for us. We are told that God is love personified. I’m not sure how much of that we comprehend. But we do know that when no-one understands us, He does! When we get it wrong, He gives us hope and consolation and strength and keeps on loving us. That’s an amazing relationship. That’s the wonder, the wonder of it all.