Wonder Woman presents an impossible standard. She is always beautiful, young, thin and strong. She not only saves the world by deflecting bullets with her bracelets and forcing truth and obedience with her golden lasso, but she looks amazing and fearless doing it!
There is something very appealing about presenting to the world a strong capable image. We never want to look weak or in need of help. It is difficult to even admit that we need help. We want to be perceived as strong, independent and in control at all times. But who are we kidding? The other day I heard for the first time the phrase, “Wonder Woman or wonder God?” No matter how amazing I think I can be, there are no accomplishments that can rival the wonders that God performs.
Our verse for today describes our God as being wonderful. His wonders are evident in the love He shows. He proves His strength and power in the miraculous ways He demonstrates that love. He saves by just one hand those that belong to Him. There is no enemy that can penetrate the loving refuge He provides. And His strength is available to all those who fear Him.
I do not have to be Wonder Woman. I can be honest about my failings, weaknesses and shortcomings. He remembers that I am just dust (Psalm 103:14). He loves me even so. There is the wonder; that He would love me and show that love in spite of my failings!
“What wondrous love is this?” You are full of wonder Lord, and all praise and honor belong to You!