Grown-up People are not Strong Enough to Exult in Monotony
Great reminder from Mark Batterson.
It reminded me of Thomas Carlyle's famous caveman analogy.
Carlyle said imagine a man who lived his entire life in a cave and never stepped foot outside his darkened domain. Then, as a grown adult, the caveman steps outside to watch the sun rise for the first time in his life. Carlyle said the caveman would watch "with rapt astonishment the sight we daily witness with indifference."
In the words of G.K. Chesterton: "Grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. Is it possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon? The repetition in nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore."
I love that. And I think that's the point of Psalm 29:1.