Students in a recent study who reported feeling awestruck frequently had the lowest levels of interleukin-six, which is an indicator of inflammation and poor health. Who knew there are health benefits of being in awe?
There are definitely emotional and spiritual benefits of being awestruck. In our travels, June and I are often in places where wonderful sights are all around us, such as majestic snow capped mountains.
|Olympic Mountain Range|
Or mighty creatures just a few feet away.
It's not always the huge and majestic but the small and beautiful that bring awe and wonder. Take time and look closely at all the details of a flower. They are beautiful creations of tiny intricate elements, each one worthly of awe.
Sometimes all we have to do is walk out on a clear night and look up into the night sky to be awestruck.
We don't have to travel to distant places to become awestruck. Sometimes a sunset right outside our back door is an awesome wonder.
|Sunset From Our Backyard|
"As I stand here in Your presence
Of Your beauty I will always stand in awe
I reach my hands out to the Heavens, yeah
And I lift my voice to You alone"
In Your Presence by Jeremy Camp