The Awe-Filled Life

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Sarah Larkin, Worship Associate. 

Awe is edgier than wonder or amazement; awe balances on the knife’s edge of surprise and fear. In Hebrew and Christian Scripture, awe happens when the normal world is shaken from its foundation. It’s when a pathway in the sea opens to people fleeing their enemies; when water turns to wine; or angels appear while folks are counting their sheep. It’s when these amazed people manage to say to anyone who will listen, “We have seen remarkable (surprising and fearful) things today!”