I recently spent two days in the studio recording Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God on audiobook in a studio in Denver. An entire Wednesday and Friday were reserved for the recording.
I’d never been to the studio before and the man handling the recording happened to be a Christian—even offered to pray with me before we began taping on Wednesday. Very kind.
When I returned to the studio on Friday, I asked, “How was your Thursday?”
"Terrible!" he said.
His cousin had committed suicide.
"But these things happen in three's," he said. "So this should be the last one."
"Excuse me," I said. "What do you mean?"
"Well, a friend from church died this week, then another friend died, and now this one." he said. "These things come in threes, right? So this is the last one."
I expressed my condolences—unsure of what words could offer comfort in such the face of such tremendous loss.
We began taping.
As I read through the chapters of Wonderstruck, I sensed a softening in his heart. I read "The Miracle at the End of the Runway"—the story of the woman whose husband died in a plane crash, her life and limb mangled, but still chooses to express gratitude.
The man stopped the taping and asked, "How did God manage to orchestrate all of this to bring you here this week?"
"I'm left wonderstruck," I said.
“That’s the only word for it,” he replied.
The man didn’t know about the delays behind the recording. The fact that these were the only two days I had to record in a three-month timeframe. And other behind-the-scenes details that made the timing of the recording improbable.
Even in the audiobook recording of this silly little book and Bible study, Wonderstruck, God keeps astounding us with wonder upon wonder. His faithfulness. His grace. His orchestrating circumstances and details….wonderstruck, indeed. [Tweet this]
What moments or conversations have left you WONDERSTRUCK lately?